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Biography

First Violin

Violinist Alina Kobialka made her first guest solo appearance with orchestra at the age of ten. At age thirteen, she won the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The following summer, she toured throughout Europe as a member of the orchestra, playing in halls and festivals such as the Berlin Philharmonie and Rheingau Musik Festival. In 2011, Ms. Kobialka made her solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at the  100th anniversary reunion concert in Davies Symphony Hall; she has since returned three times as a soloist. Awarded second prize at the 2017 inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition (as the youngest competitor), she was also featured live on the nationally acclaimed NPR show From the Top

In 2014, she made her debut with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and was featured on the ABC morning show Vegas Morning Blend. Later that year, she performed with violinist Laurent Korcia and the Colburn Academy Virtuosi Orchestra at the Colburn School. She also toured with the Kagawa International Intercultural Youth Orchestra in Japan. Ms. Kobialka began 2015 in Asia, where she performed with the Macau Youth Symphony for their New Year’s concert. She also made her debut with the California Symphony, and returned as a guest soloist with Symphony Parnassus for their 25th anniversary concert. 

Ms. Kobialka’s recent highlights include her debut in the Shanghai International Arts Festival Gala concert, and appearances in the San Francisco Symphony’s SoundBox concert series, and with Vadim Gluzman and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. This past summer, she made her debut with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and returned to the Marlboro Music Festival, where she performed with Mitsuko Uchida, Kim Kashkashian, and Scott St. John, among others. Upcoming concert engagements include a recital at Southwestern University in Texas, Brahms’s Double Concerto with the California Symphony, and three Marlboro national tours.

(September 2019)