Violinist Alina Pogostkina
I always enjoy to learn about violin players who surprise me with their abilities. Today I “discovered” Alina Pogostkina, and I really don’t know where she’s been hiding, since she was born in 1983.
Regardless, it is clear to me that anyone who plays the Sibelius violin concerto in the way she does, should be known by a wider audience.
In fact, Ms. Pogostkina won the first prize at the Ninth International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki, as well as a special prize for the best interpretation of the Sibelius Violin Concerto.
I experienced her playing as being self assured and beautifully presented. She has total control of her instrument, and she produces a warm sound, coupled with a terrific technical competence.
Here is violinist Alina Pogostkina in the Sibelius Violin Concerto, second movement:
And next, here she is in the Johann Halvorsen ‘Passacaglia for Violin and Cello after a Theme by G. F. Händel’:
Finally here is Alina Pogostkina and Jan-Erik Gustafsson playing the wonderful Double Concerto for Violin and Cello by Johannes Brahms:
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