Alina is one of the most exciting and dynamic harpists based in the UK. She plays classical, jazz and traditional music. She's The RCS tutor
Alina is one of the most exciting and dynamic harpists based in the UK. Her imaginative programmes have established her reputation as a harpist of exceptional accomplishment. She has had the honour of playing at European Parliament, at the Queen’s 80th-birthday celebrations at Balmoral Castle and at the King of Thailand’s birthday celebrations in Bangkok. Alina studied at the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland (Masters in Arts), and The University of Arizona, USA (Masters in Music Performance). She has performed with many major European orchestras including the Young World Symphony Orchestra, the National Opera in Warsaw and Scottish Opera. Her international chamber music projects include harp and flute duets with Margaret Preston (Scotland) and Agata Igras (Poland); a trio with Richard Morrison (Germany) and Karin Leitner (Austria). She also performed with leading Swedish pianist Natalya Pasichnyk and South African baritone Luthando Qave. Alina is exploring a jazz harp by working with jazz award winners Tony Kofi (saxophone) and singer Niki King. Her London appearances include Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, BBC Radio 3 and London Jazz Festival. She also performed at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival and the World Harp Congress in Sydney, Australia. Alina has recorded a solo album ǲHarp Recitalǳ and appeared at recordings of American harp ensemble Harp Fusion and Wisniewski / Stevenson jazz group ǲNew Focusǳ. Alina is a harp tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is very passionate about charity work and actively collaborates with Ukrainian organisation Initiative E+.
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