Alina Ibragimova makes her Heinz Hall debut Friday and Sunday playing the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 with Jakob Hrusa and the Pittsburgh Symphony. In this conversation with Jim Cunningham, she gives a roadmap for the music, describing Shostakovich haunted nature, tells us her story from growing up in Russia not too far from Moscow, the Russian school of string playing, David Oistrakh, talks about her appearances on the BBC for the Promenade concerts, and as a young artist. Plus, she talks about her more than 18 cds for the Hyperion label including music by Roslavets and Lekeu. What she is reading these days too!
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