Competitors in the live rounds

Kobialka, Alina

No. 20

3 April 1997

United States of America


At the age of 13, Ms Kobialka won the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Concerto Competition and, as a reward, performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the orchestra. The following summer, she toured with them throughout Europe, performing in some of the continent’s most prestigious halls and festivals, including the Berlin Philharmonie and Rheingau Music Festival. Ever since, she has played as a soloist – among many others – with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra.  Also, she has performed on the stages of the Innsbrook Institute in Missouri and that of the Aspen Music Festival. Ms Kobialka is a Colburn Music Academy alumna. Her past teachers include Li Lin, Wei He, Danielle Belen and Robert Lipsett. She currently studies with Ilya Kaler.





Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94

J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 – 1. Grave



Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 – 1. Tempo di ciaccona

Wieniawski: Faust Fantasy, Op. 20

Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor – 1. Allegro vivo



Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219


Grand Final

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35