Winner of the 2005 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki Alina Pogostkina performs at many of the world’s most renowned festivals and concert venues. She has collaborated with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustavo Dudamel, Sakari Oramo, David Zinman, Jonathan Nott, Paavo Järvi, Michael Sanderling, David Afkham, Robin Ticciati and Thomas Hengelbrock.
Recent concerts include debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Orchestre National de France and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed with orchestras including the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Hallé, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and BBC Scottish, NHK and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony orchestras.
Alina Pogostkina performs frequently at festivals such as the Schwetzinger Festspiele, the Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bergen, Festival d’Aix en Provence, Salzburger Festspiele, Edinburgh International Festival, Istanbul Music Festival and Rheingau Musik Festival.
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.