Lionel Bringuier travels to the United Kingdom this month for a two-concert series with the London Symphony Orchestra. Works featured include the Brahms’ Violin Concerto, Op. 77 with soloist Alina Ibragimova, Dutilleux’ Métaboles, and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 2. The first performance is hosted at Bristol’s Colston Hall on February 21, followed by a performance at London‘s Barbican Hall on February 22. Following these events, he returns to the Wiener Konzerthaus, leading the LSO on February 23.
Violin fireworks and two sumptuous musical stories mingle in this concert, which showcases the talents of two leading classical artists. Alina Ibragimova may be among the younger generation of classical stars, but she already has a long history with the LSO, growing familiar with the faces of the Orchestra as a child while her father was Principal Double Bass. ‘I grew up with them,’ she says. ‘Playing with the LSO was always something I dreamt of when I was young.’
This enduring partnership plays out on the Barbican stage in this concert. Ibragimova takes on the symphonic drama and infectious dance rhythms of Brahms’ Concerto, while Lionel Bringuier pairs two vivid musical stories of love and ancient myths.