Saturday, February 22, 2014

Alina Ibragimova - San Francisco Performances

So we're walking past the San Francisco Symphony hall last weekend and paused to review their concert schedule.  Although it was a week too late, we were THRILLED to see a Tatar name on the posted performance schedule.  "HEY THAT'S A TATAR!"  

Below is what we were able to find about her early background...  and yes, she's Tatar.

Ibragimova was born in Polevskoy, Russia, to a Tatar family. Her family was musical, and she began playing the violin at the age of four. At five she started at the Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow, studying under Valentina Korolkova, and by the age of six had started her career by playing with various orchestras, including the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. She was aged ten in 1996 when her father, Rinat Ibragimov, took up the post of principal double bass with the London Symphony Orchestra, and the family moved to live in England. In the following year Ibragimova began her studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School (where her mother is professor of violin) under Natasha Boyarskaya....


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