European star violinist Alina Ibragimova gave a blistering account of the Bartok 2nd violin concerto last night with the APO and Giordano Bellincampi. Her Shostakovich was electrifying when the young violinist made her debut here five years ago so her return visit has been eagerly anticipated. Peter Hoar gives his gut reaction to her Bartok, a work not for the faint hearted. It was followed by a crisp and joyful performance of Schubert’s 5th Symphony.
21 Jul 2017