Irmina Trynkos has been hailed by the BBC Music Magazine as “an intense and charismatic new star” and “a phenomenal talent”. Gramophone calls her “simply excellent”, and The Strad praises her for being “an agile and expressive soloist whose poise never falters and matches her sense of power and conviction”.
Her recording with Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy, conducting the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra for Chandos Records, features Nimrod Borenstein’s Violin Concerto and earned her the coveted 5* BBC Music Magazine “Concerto Choice”. BBC Music Magazine states that her “intensity recalls Isaac Stern’s golden period”.
Since her breakthrough performance conducted by Neeme Järvi, Irmina’s highlights include performances at the Berliner Philharmonie, Slovak Philharmonic, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Toronto Centre for Arts, Shanghai Concert Hall and the debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, which received no less than 6 standing ovations.
Her debut CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in all of Ignatz Waghalter’s premiere violin works, became a NAXOS’ best-seller and reached the Top 20 Specialist Classical Charts. Luxembourg’s Pizzicato awarded Irmina Trynkos with its coveted Supersonic Award, calling her interpretation “engaging and eloquent”. As Fanfare reveals, “musical intelligence and emotional depth are hallmarks of Trynkos”.
Following this success, Irmina was invited to give an extensive tour of China which included debuts at Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, Chongqing Guotai Arts Centre and Guangzhou Opera House. Her recordings are broadcasted on international radios including BBC3, Radio 4 Netherlands, Kol Ha Musica, Concertzender, KulturRadio, BBC Xtra (where she played live to an audience of over 36 million worldwide).
Irmina’s British-Greek-Polish background, leaving bravely home at an early age and her troubled youth have made her an unrivalled communicator and champion of classical music to the young and new audiences. She is a strong advocate of reviving unknown violin compositions and loves working with living composers. Irmina plays on Jakob Stainer Violin from 1670 and Antonio Stradivarius Violin from 1728.