Concert 7 - Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 8pm PDF Print E-mail


Brahms  Violin Sonata no. 1 in G major, op 78  


Brahms  Violin Sonata no. 2 in A major, op 100   
Brahms   Violin Sonata no. 3 in D minor, op 108    


       "Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien

have become today's partnership of choice

for violin and piano repertory"  





Alina Ibragimova is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of her generation. This was illustrated in her prominent position at the 2015 BBC Proms with a baroque ensemble, and two solo late night recitals featuring the complete Bach Partitas and Sonatas, which commanded capacity audiences. Her long-standing partnership with Cédric Tiberghien has featured a highly successful complete cycle of Beethoven and Mozart Violin Sonatas at the Wigmore Hall in London. As well as being a dedicated chamber musician, Cédric's career has taken him to all five continents as a concerto soloist and recitalist. His most recent and critically acclaimed CD is the first of three of Bartok's solo piano music .

Brahms Violin Sonatas were written over a period of ten years with the playing of his lifelong friend Joseph Joachim very much in mind. Although the piano and violin are equal partners the main aim is to allow the violin to sing. In the first two sonatas, Brahms incorporates melodies from his songs: the third is a more stormy affair and the only one in four movements. Together they provide a veritable feast of romantic lyricism.