B i o g r a p h y
Rinat Ibragimov was born in Moscow in 1960 and studied at the Ippolitov-Ivanov College with Georgy Favorsky and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Professor Evgeny Kolosov. While still pursuing his studies, he won the first prize in the All-Union Double Bass Competition in 1984 and later the first prize in the Giovanni Bottesini International Competition in Parma, Italy in 1989.
From 1983-1997 he worked as Principal Double Bass of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, Moscow Soloists and The Soloists of the Moscow Philharmonic.
Between 1991-1997 he taught double bass at the Moscow Conservatoire, Moscow Conservatory Music College, Central Specialist Music School.
His recordings include a CD featuring the music for double bass by Giovanni Bottesini (released in Paris in 1995), a CD with works by Russian composers recorded with The Soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre (released in Moscow in 1991) and number of recordings on YouTube.
Having received his training as a conductor with Dmitri Kitaenko and Igor Dronov at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Rinat was invited to become the conductor and artistic director of the Moscow Instrumental Capella, the post he held between 1995-1998.
Rinat held the position of Principal Double Bass with the London Symphony Orchestra for seventeen years. In January 2013 he Rinat suffered a stroke forcing him to step down from the role and was presented with the title of Principal Emeritus. He continues to teach double bass at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has been a professor there since 1999.
Rinat regularly gives masterclasses across the world and has taught in Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, UK, Poland, Brazil, US and Mexico.