Russian-born violinist and chamber musician, winner of the 2005 Sibelius Competition, Helsinki. CDs include complete works of Peteris Vasks.
Still not thirty years old, Alina Pogostkina was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg again) to two professional violinists. At the age of nine her family moved to Heidelberg, Germany, where initially they had to eke out a living as street musicians. But Alina’s talent showed itself early, and in short order she was winning major competitions, among them the 1997 Louis Spohr Competition in Freiburg (where she was the youngest competitor), the Prix de l’espoir of the Presidents of the European Council (1999), and prizes at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2001), the International Violin Competition in Indianapolis (2002), and first prize at the Sibelius Competition in 2005. Alina Pogostkina appears regularly at leading music festivals, including those in Aspen, Bergen, Dresden, Edinburgh and Salzburg, and has performed as soloist with leading orchestras like the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Bamberg Symphony and the Warsaw Philharmonic. Pogostkina’s passion for contemporary music is manifest in her recording of the complete violin music of Peteris Vasks, released in the spring of 2012. Alina Pogostkina plays a Stradivarius from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. She currently lives in Berlin.

LMMC debut.


Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Opus 30 No. 1 (1802)
                                    Adagio molto espressivo
                                    Allegretto con variazioni

Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Opus 23 (1801)
                                    Andante scherzoso più allegretto
                                    Allegro molto

PROKOFIEV       5 Mélodies, Opus 35bis (1925)
                                    Lento, ma non troppo
                                    Animato, ma non allegro
                                    Allegretto leggero e scherzando
                                    Andante non troppo

Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Opus 80 (1946)
Andante assai
                                    Allegro brusco