Alina Pogostkina

Biographie von Alina Pogostkina

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

Höhepunkte der Saison 2019/20 sind ihr Debüt beim Tokyo Symphony Orchestra mit Lionel Bringuier und die Tour mit dem Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra und Sakari Oramo. Wiedereinladungen führen sie zum Beethoven Orchester Bonn, zu den Philharmonischen Orchestern Kopenhagen und Helsinki und zum Staatsorchester Stuttgart.

Alina Pogostkina verbindet eine langjährige künstlerische Partnerschaft unter anderem mit dem Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, NHK und Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestras sowie mit dem Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, SWR Symphonieorchester und Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Höhepunkte waren zuletzt ihre Debuts mit dem Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia und Mikko Franck, dem Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin und Osmo Vänskä und dem Budapest Festival Orchestra mit Marin Alsop.

In der vergangenen Saison gründete Alina Pogostkina zusammen mit Danjulo Ishizaka und Nimrod Guez ein Streichtrio, mit dem sie bereits erfolgreich in Deutschland tourte. Bereits in der Vergangenheit pflegte sie ihre Liebe zur Kammermusik mit namhaften Partnern. Zu ihnen gehören Steven Isserlis, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Menahem Pressler, Christoph Eschenbach, Pekka Kuusisto, Maxim Rysanov, Jörg Widmann und Joshua Bell. Als gern gesehener Gast bei Musikfestivals ist sie immer wieder zu erleben in Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 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.

Alina Pogostkina zeigt eine beeindruckende Vielseitigkeit im barocken und klassischen Repertoire – sie spielt regelmäßig und mit großer Leidenschaft auf Darmsaiten – bis hin zu den Meisterwerken der Moderne. Mit Blick auf den spirituellen Aspekt in der Musik entwickelte sie 2018 das Programm „Mindful Music Making”, mit dem sie versucht, klassischen Musikern auch im 21. Jahrhundert Achtsamkeit und Entwicklung der individuellen Kreativität näherzubringen.

Alina Pogostkina wurde in St. Petersburg geboren, wuchs in Deutschland auf und erhielt die ersten Jahre Geigenunterricht bei ihrem Vater Alexander Pogostkin. Später studierte sie bei Antje Weithaas an der Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ und vertiefte am Mozarteum Salzburg bei Reinhard Goebel das Studium der Barockgeige. Alina Pogostkina spielt auf einer Camillo Camilli von 1752.

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, and collaborates 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.

Highlights of the 2019/20 season include her debut with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Lionel Bringuier, a tour with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with Sakari Oramo, as well as appearances with the Beethovenorchester Bonn, the Copenhagen and Helsinki Philharmonic orchestras, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig and Staatsorchester Stuttgart.

Alina Pogostkina enjoys longstanding artistic relationships with orchestras such as Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, NHK and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, SWR Symphonieorchester, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Orchestre National de France and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent highlights 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.

A devoted chamber musician, her esteemed artistic partners include Steven Isserlis, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Menahem Pressler, Christoph Eschenbach, Pekka Kuusisto, Maxim Rysanov, Jörg Widmann and Joshua Bell. In 2018, Alina Pogostkina founded a string trio with violist Nimrod Guez and cellist Danjulo Ishizaka, and recently concluded a successful tour of Germany. Furthermore, she is a frequent guest at festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Salzburger Festspiele, Edinburgh International Festival, Grafenegg Festival, Istanbul Music Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival and Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival.

Alina Pogostkina displays impressive versatility in diverse and wide-ranging repertoire from baroque and classical, often played on gut strings, to modern masterworks. In 2018, following her desire to further explore the spiritual aspect of music, she created ‘Mindful Music Making’, a specially curated programme which aims to bring mindfulness and deeper exploration of individual creativity relevant to the 21st Century classical musician.

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.

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Projekte von Alina Pogostkina

Rhapsody in School

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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, Sonatori 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
5.+6. 6. 2019 Tel Aviv, Israel Beethoven Violin Concerto Israel Camerata Orchestra
15.6. 2019 Stockholm, Sweden Berg Violin Concerto O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra, Hugo Ticciati
23.6. 2019 Potsdam, Germany Vivaldi Sonia Prima, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
11.7. 2019 Colico, Italy Enescu Octet
22.7.-28.7. 2019 Bebersee Festival, Germany Chamber music
1.8. 2019 Berlin, Germany Tschaikovsky Violin Concerto National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Mark Wigglesworth
6.9. 2019 Berlin, Germany Bach, Vivaldi, Castello Nimrod Guez,Andreas Arend, Thomas Pit
14.9. 2019 Konstanz, Germany Chamber music Nimrod Guez
21.+ 22. 9. 2019 Tokyo, Japan Brahms Violin Concerto Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Lionel Bringuier
11.10. 2019 Siegburg, Germany Mozart, Schnittke, Schubert Danjulo Ishizaka, Nimrod Guez
16.+17.10.2019 Stockholm, Sweden Mozart Violin Concerto no 5 Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo
19.10. 2019 Malmö, Sweden Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo
21.10. 2019 Hamburg, Germany Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo
26.10. 2019 Cologne, Germany Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo
7.-11.11. 2019 SoNoRo Festival, Bucharest, Rumania Chamber Music Ensamble Raro
22.+24. 11. 2019 Bonn, Germany Berg Violin Concerto Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Dirk Kaftan
8.12. 2019 Helsinki, Finland Sibelius Humoresques Helsinki Philhramonic Orchestra
Alina Pogostkina with Susanne Feld and Leonie von Arnim

MINDFUL MUSIC MAKING

My Vision

My vision is to create a safe space for musicians, where they find the emotional, psychological and physical support, which is so often lacking in common music education.

We are expected to perform at the highest level under extraordinary pressure, to compete with each other and, at the same time, still be good colleagues.
We are expected to open our hearts and connect with our deepest emotions. But we are rarely shown how to do this.

My dream is to create a community of people, whose mission is to find out what they wish to express, and who are choosing this wonderful journey in art and music, with awareness, cu- riosity and mutual support.

I believe that the world of classical music can be filled with musicians, who are more empow- ered by self-discovery, instead of just repeatedly playing out old roles. Roles, which we were expected to fulfil (or so we assumed) by our parents, teachers or society. I believe that it is possible to be musicians in this highly demanding world and still be led by our inner truth.

It is time to put that old myth to bed, that the artist is born a deep and emotional character, who is doomed to suffer and use this suffering for his art. We can create a new narrative of aware, empowered artists, who choose to know themselves and can therefore express and serve their music with a more insightful authenticity.

I passionately feel my calling to bring new awareness, support and understanding into the music industry.

What we are offering: Workshops und Retreats for Musicians

  • Forthright and honest interaction between musicians
  • A safe and impartial environment
  • Exploration of how musicians can reconnect to their inner strengths and creativity
  • Transformative exercises to overcome barriers and discover more joy and sparkle in their music making.
  • Exercises which strengthen the relationship between the participant and his or her instrument
  • Exercises, which lead to a different and more comprehensive way of listening and being listened to.
  • Simple exercises to deal with stress, pressure, nerves and stage fright.
  • A deeper rapport with the body as instrument
  • To ensure a lasting effect, we emphasise how our ideas can be assimilated into everyday life.
  • We also offer subsequent online assistance.

Upcoming events:

15.-17. 11.2019
Urban Mindful Music Retreat Berlin
With Alina Pogostkina and Leonie von Arnim

Price: 350,00 Euro
Registration: mmm@alinapogostkina.de