Praised for her “deeply moving performances” (“Hamburger Abendblatt”), Alina Pogostkina, winner of the 2005 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki, performs at many of the world’s most renowned festivals and concert venues, working with conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Gustavo Dudamel, David Zinman, Jonathan Nott, Paavo Järvi, Michael Sanderling, David Afkham, Robin Ticciati, Thomas Hengelbrock and John Storgårds. Alina Pogostkina enjoys longstanding artistic relationships with orchestras such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the NHK and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestras, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the SWR Symphonieorchester and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
Alina Pogostkina displays impressive versatility in a diverse and wide-ranging repertoire from Baroque to Classical, often played on gut strings, and including modern masterworks. St. Petersburg-born Alina Pogostkina grew up in Germany and received violin lessons from her father Alexander Pogostkin. She later studied with Antje Weithaas at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”, and Baroque violin with Reinhard Goebel. She plays on a Camillo Camilli violin from 1752.