Biography of Dimitrova Ina:
Ina Dimitrova was born into a family of violinists and grew up in Bulgaria and Portugal. Since her early childhood she has been taught the violin by her father Dimitar Dimitrov, with whom she has been in a continual artistic exchange through the years until the present. Dimitrova ist the winner of the international Georg Kulenkampff Violin Competition in Cologne (1999), where in addition she has been honoured with the audience-award and a special award for the best Mozart interpretation. In the same year the violinist became the winner of the European Young Concert Artists for all instruments in Leipzig. Subsequently there followed solistic performances with different Orchestras (WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Sofia Philharmonic, among others) under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner, Rudolf Baumgartner, Jonathan Nott, Stefan Blunier, to mention just a few.
The broad repertory of this versatile musician streches from the baroque era over the romantic period, untill the 20. century, the classical period being one ot her personal preferences – in correspondence to this fact, she considers the Mozart-Preis given to her by the town of Lucerne and the Musikhochschule in 2001, a very special tribute. The solistic and chamber-music performances brought Dimitrova on tour to various countries in Europe and South America, to Japan and South Africa. She has performed with great success at venues like the Kölner Philharmonie, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Alte Oper Frankfurt am Main, Tonhalle Zürich, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Sala Bulgaria in Sofia, KKL Luzern, Wigmore Hall London and many others, enthralling audience and critics alike. As member and concertmaster of the Festival Strings Lucerne between 1995 and 2004, she has given numerous concerts in many countries around the world, many of them as soloist. Parallel to her solo performances, Dimitrova places great value on chamber music and she regularly performs in various formations. The much-valued pedagogues and artists who had an impact on Dimitrova during her years of study and research include Gunars Larsens, Giuliano Carmignola, Yfrah Neaman, Franco Gulli, Rudolf Baumgartner, Detlef Hahn. In the soloist-class of her long-term professor and mentor, Prof. Edith Peinemann, Dimitrova completed her studies in the Hochschule Luzern in 2000 with the soloist diploma of the „highest distinction“ – a grade that, since the foundation of the school in 1942, has only been awarded twice. Since 2001 Dimitrova is a lecturer of violin at the Hochschule Luzern – Musik and regularly gives masterclasses.The violinist plays a very fine Joseph Panormo violin from 1829. The current recording was made on a Rogeri violin from the year 1676 from a private collection.