Alina Ibragimova returns to the London Symphony Orchestra this evening to perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The concert – conducted by Stephanie Childress and live-streamed on Medici TV – is dedicated to the memory of Rinat Ibragimov, the orchestra’s former Principal Emeritus Double Bass, who died in September. It also marks Alina’s second appearance with the LSO this year and continues her long-standing relationship with the orchestra following her debut in 2014.
Tonight’s performance is flanked by chamber concerts featuring Alina at LSO St Luke’s. Last week saw a recital of solo Bach and Bartók paired with Franck and Debussy sonatas with pianist Alasdair Beaston; while tomorrow Alina joins her Chiaroscuro Quartet colleagues to record Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven for subsequent broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Following her London residency, Alina travels to Gateshead to play-direct the Royal Northern Sinfonia in a programme of Walker, Bach and Schubert. She rounds off the year with Brahms and Hartmann concertos accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin respectively, both under the baton of Robin Ticciati.