Alina Pogostkina

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Bekannt für ihre „herzergreifenden Auftritte“ (Hamburger Abendblatt), gastiert Alina Pogostkina – Gewinnerin des Internationalen Sibelius Wettbewerbs 2005 in Helsinki – bei den großen Orchestern weltweit und arbeitet mit Dirigenten wie Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustavo Dudamel, David Zinman, Jonathan Nott, Paavo Järvi, Michael Sanderling, David Afkham, Robin Ticciati Thomas Hengelbrock und John Storgårds.

Höhepunkte dieser Saison sind Debüts mit dem Orchestra dell‘Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia und Mikko Franck, dem Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin mit Osmo Vänskä und dem Budapest Festival Orchestra unter der Leitung von Marin Alsop. Alina Pogostkina eröffnet die Konzertsaison des BBC Symphony Orchestras in Londons Barbican Centre mit Bergs Violinkonzert unter der Leitung von Sakari Oramo. Wiedereinladungen führen sie außerdem zum RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra mit Clemens Schuldt und dem Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra mit Karl-Heinz Steffens.

Höhepunkte der vergangenen Jahre waren Engagements mit dem Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Philhamonia Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, NHK und Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestras sowie mit dem Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, SWR Symphonieorchester, Mahler Chamber Orchestra und dem hr-Sinfonieorchester. Sie feierte große Erfolge mit dem Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France und den St. Petersburger Philharmonikern.

Alina Pogostkina ist gern gesehener Gast bei Musikfestivals wie den Festivals in Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und Bergen, den Salzburger Festspielen sowie dem Edinburgh International Festival, Grafenegg Festival, Istanbul Music Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival und dem Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence.

Durch das Studium der Barockgeige bei Reinhard Goebel am Mozarteum Salzburg zeigt Alina Pogostkina eine beeindruckende Vielseitigkeit in barockem und klassischem Repertoire – sie spielt regelmäßig und mit großer Leidenschaft auf Darmsaiten – bis hin zu den Meisterwerken der Moderne. Eine Zusammenarbeit mit Reinhard Goebel schließt Konzerte mit Tapiola Sinfonietta, dem Helsinki Baroque Orchestra sowie dem WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln mit ein.

Als Kammermusikerin tritt Alina Pogostkina mit namhaften Partnern auf. Zu ihnen gehören Steven Isserlis, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Menahem Pressler, Christoph Eschenbach, Pekka Kuusisto, Maxim Rysanov, Jörg Widmann und Joshua Bell. Zahlreiche Rundfunk- und Fernsehproduktionen dokumentieren Alina Pogostkinas künstlerische Karriere. Hier zeigt sich auch ihre Leidenschaft für zeitgenössische Musik. So spielte sie zuletzt im Frühjahr 2012 das Gesamtwerk für Violine von Pēteris Vasks ein und erhielt dafür herausragende Kritiken.

Alina Pogostkina wurde in St. Petersburg geboren und wuchs in Deutschland auf. Zu Beginn erhielt Sie Unterricht bei ihrem Vater A. Pogostkin. Später studierte sie bei Antje Weithaas an der Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ in Berlin. Sie spielt auf der „Sasserno“ von Antonio Stradivari von 1717, die ihr von der Nippon Music Foundation zur Verfügung gestellt wird.

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. She has collaborated with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustavo Dudamel, David Zinman, Jonathan Nott, Paavo Järvi, Michael Sanderling, David Afkham, Robin Ticciati, Thomas Hengelbrock and John Storgårds.

Highlights of this season include debuts with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Mikko Franck, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Osmo Vänskä and Budapest Festival Orchestra with Marin Alsop. Alina Pogostkina will open the BBC Symphony Orchestra concerts season at the Barbican Centre performing Berg’s Violin Concerto under the baton of Sakari Oramo. She will return to RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra with Clemens Schuldt and the Royal Stockhom Philharmonic Orchestra with Karl-Heinz Steffens.

Recent concerts have included Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Hallé, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, NHK and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, SWR Symphonieorchester, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and hr-Sinfonieorchester. She celebrated major successes with Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Orchestre National de France and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alina Pogostkina performs at festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bergen, Salzburger Festspiele, Edinburgh International Festival, Grafenegg Festival, Istanbul Music Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival and Easter Festival Aix-en-Provence.

Following studies of the baroque violin with Reinhard Goebel at Mozarteum Salzburg, Alina Pogostkina displays impressive versatility in diverse and wide-ranging repertoire from baroque and classical, often played on gut strings, to the modern masterworks. Collaborations with Reinhard Goebel include performances with the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln.

An ardent chamber musician, she has worked with musicians such as Steven Isserlis, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Menahem Pressler, Christoph Eschenbach, Pekka Kuusisto, Maxim Rysanov, Jörg Widmann and Joshua Bell.

Appearing in numerous radio and television recordings and broadcasts, Pogostkina's passion for contemporary music is evident in her highly acclaimed recording of Pēteris Vasks’ complete violin works, released in Spring 2012.

Born in St. Petersburg, Alina Pogostkina grew up in Germany. The first years she received her violin lessons from her father A. Pogostkin. She later studied with Antje Weithaas at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. She plays the 1717 “Sasserno” by Antonio Stradivari, generously provided to her by the Nippon Music Foundation.

Bilder von Alina Pogostkina

Audio und Video von Alina Pogostkina

Vasks: Vox Amoris

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Vox Amoris

Aufnahme des Gesamtwerks von Peters Vasks für Violine und Orchester

Recording of the complete work by Peteris Vasks for violin and string orchestra

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Projekte von Alina Pogostkina

Rhapsody in School

Alina with children at the project Rhapsody in School Alina playing for children at the project Rhapsody in School

Alina Pogostkina ist Mitglied der Organisation "Rhapsodie in School", einer Initiative von renommierten Künstlern, um Schüler an Klassische Musik heranzuführen.

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Alina Pogostkina is a member of "Rhapsody in School", an educational project initiated by renowned soloists to present classical music to schoolchildren and teenagers

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Terminplan von Alina Pogostkina

Date City / Country Program Orchestra/Conductor/Co-performer
7.2. 2019 Wigmore Hall, London, UK Vivaldi Sonia Prima, Senatori de la Gioiosa Marca
14.+15.2. 2019 Tapiola, Finland Hartmann, Concerto Funèbre Adrien Perruchon, Tapiola Sinfonietta
22. 2. 2019 Hof, Germany Beethoven Violin Concerto, Pärt „Fratres" Hofer Symphoniker, Risto Joost
17.+18.3. 2019 Kiel, Germany Beethoven Violin Concerto Theater Kiel, Georg Fritsch
28.3. 2019 Bedford, UK Brahms Violin Concerto Philharmonia Orchestra, Xian Zhang
29.3. 2019 Leister, UK Brahms Violin Concerto Philharmonia Orchestra, Xian Zhang
30.3. 2019 Basingstoke, UK Brahms Violin Concerto Philharmonia Orchestra, Xian Zhang
1.4. 2019 London, UK Brahms Violin Concerto Philharmonia Orchestra, Xian Zhang
6.4. 2019 Manchester, UK Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1 BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Clemens Schuldt
17.4.2019 Berlin, Germany Schnittke, Mozart, Schubert Danjulo Ishizaka, Nimrod Guez
27.4. 2019 Schloss Oranienstein, Germany Schnittke, Mozart, Schubert Danjulo Ishizaka, Nimrod Guez
28.4. 2019 Boswil, Swiss Schnittke, Mozart, Schubert Danjulo Ishizaka, Nimrod Guez
29.4. 2019 Lindau, Germany Schnittke, Mozart, Schubert Danjulo Ishizaka, Nimrod Guez
30.4. 2019 Liestal, Germany Schnittke, Mozart, Schubert Danjulo Ishizaka, Nimrod Guez
12.+13. 5. 2019 Karlsruhe, Germany Berg Violin Concerto Badisches Staatstheater, Justin Brown
23.6. 2019 Potsdam, Germany Vivaldi Sonia Prima, Senatori de la Gioiosa Marca
Mindful Music Retreat Logo Alina Pogostkina with Susanne Feld and Leonie von Arnim

MINDFUL MUSIC RETREAT * Breitenteicher Mühle

by Alina Pogostkina with Susanne Feld and Leonie von Arnim

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 17:00 - Sunday, October 21, 2018, 12:30

  • Are you looking for your own individual way to express yourself in music?
  • Do you want to explore your potential and learn how to tap into it more deeply?
  • Do you seek inner freedom from pressure and the expectations of others?

In the 5 day Mindful Music Retreat we will dive into what it actually means to be a musician for you.

This retreat is a multi-level exploration of how you can be connected to your source of energy/inner strength, and how to make music from that place of connection. We examine how you can move past playing what is required from you and instead, tap into your own musical wisdom and creativity. We will also investigate what holds you back from fully coming into your inner power and giving your gifts, and what keeps you from experiencing joy in playing music. Together, we will also engage in simple practices that empower you to deal with stress, pressure, nervousness and stage fright.

Our Fall Retreat will take place in the beautiful Retreat Center Breitenteicher Mühle(1 Hour North of Berlin)

This is a small exclusive Retreat with 12 musicians participating.

It is my vision to create a place of support for young musicians, on the physical, mental and emotional level. On my path I have learned many different tools and ways of becoming more authentic, more relaxed in my body on stage, more at peace with who I am as a musician and as a human being, and I feel the calling to support others on this journey.

Therefore I have created the MINDFUL MUSIC RETREAT. In this unique Retreat I will be offering masterclasses, in which we are going to explore music with a fresh approach. Coming from the Russian violin tradition, I will give impulses on how to develop a healthy technique, but my focus will be on creativity, joy and authenticity in music making. To expand and deepen the learning and experience I will for the first time be collaborating with Susanne Feld (http://www.susannefeld.de/) and Leonie von Arnim (http://www.leonievonarnim.com/). With this newly developed holistic approach to music making, we will support you in some common problems such as stage fright, pressure and self doubt, physical limitations or blocks. As experienced facilitators for retreats and working with individuals, Susanne Feld & Leonie von Arnim will be creating a framework, in which you can look at, work with and start to release the tensions around those topics and problems.

These combined elements will give you the capacity to connect even more deeply with your very individual way of being a musician.

The tools will be: Alexander Technique, Life Coaching, Meditation, Embodiment Practices in one on one and group sessions. We will also have the space and time to share and exchange our experiences.

Amongst musicians it is not very common to talk about problems. Very different from sports, where people get emotional and physical support on a regular basis. In this retreat we are going to start to establish this kind of support for musicians as well, since we are doing a highly demanding job on many different levels.

Being on this journey means a lot to me and I am hoping that we can be of service to many artists, who are interested in opening their minds and hearts.

Retreat Dates

Wednesday, the 17. Oktober * 5pm - Sunday 21. Oktober 2018 * 3pm

Check in at the day of arrival: 3 pm

Check out at the day of departure: 3 pm

Join us for this unique experience.

Pricing & enrollment

865 / 855 Euro per Person including full vegetarian catering, accommodation, individual Sessions and Group Seminars. Not included: Arrival and Departure Costs. Supported and sponsored by the Rotary Club Konstanz-Rheintor

The Total Costs of the Retreat consist of two elements:

Accommodation & full vegetarian Catering (180 (shared bedroom) / 160 (3-bedroom) Euro Cost for 4 nights stay 160 Euro Full vegetarian Catering)
Cost for the Retreat-Program (600 Euro)

Thanks to the support and sponsoring by the Rotary Club Konstanz-Rheintor each participate receives a 75 Euro Scholarship. So instead of 920 / 940 Euro the TOTAL COST for THE MINDFUL MUSIC RETREAT IS: 865 / 845 Euro.

Please apply here: MMM@alinapogostkina.de

The Retreat will be held in English.

Impressions from the last retreat in Southern France

"The most amazing days with the most amazing souls! In these 5 days of retreat, I took the first steps to establish a fresh relationship with myself and with my violin, I found the questions which I need to ask myself in order to overcome my fears and to play more free, and I understood the power of communication and curiosity.

I, as a very shy person, could dance in front of people for the first time in my life, and I did enjoyed it very much :) I enjoyed sharing our experiences with each other, also enjoyed a lot having morning meditations with Alina, and the most valuable hours which I had privately with Alina, Susanne and Leonie.

Weeks after retreat, I still have the peace which I gain from there, and it spreads by itself to all my family and friends. I am so thankful to everyone in the retreat who made me realize this peaceful state of being, which allows me to see things wider and which encourages me to take new steps in my life. I believe, we as musicians, who need to develop a creative and free mind under the enourmous pressure of the daily life itself, this retreat is the greatest gift that we can give to ourselves."

Müge Sak

"For me Mindful Music Making had been a deep moment of connection. Between me and all the participants, with a magic, open heart atmosphere. And between me and the inner part of myself, facing many fears and gaining awareness about what i could need on my personal way, exploring my human being and who i am, as a person and as a musician.

I suggest this experience for everyone that feel is time to explore a different approach to our daily life, wanting to face inner struggles for feel more grounded, aware of who we are."

Matteo Tabbia, Cellist
15.-19. 8. 2018
Chez Zen Retreats
La Tombe, 32500 La Sauvetat, Midi-Pyrenees, France
http://www.chezzenretreat.com
17.-21.10. 2018
Breitenteicher Mühle, 16278 Angermünde
http://breitenteicher-muehle.com/seminarhaus.html