About

420782_347583255336599_1707707_nWas born on 15 of May 1993,in Rostov-on-Don , Russia.

“An intimate voice full of valiant whims, Alina Engibaryan is a novel vocalist within a modern improvisational tradition. She has passionately developed a sensibility that enables her to communicate emotions instantly to the audience and her fellow musicians. With both a technical mastery and an audacious attitude, Alina is a live experience to be heard”.

In 2012, She was a finalist in the Prinses Christina Jazz Concours in Amsterdam, one of the largest jazz competitions in the country. The following year Alina was a finalist in the Dutch Vocal Competition, establishing her prowess in the European jazz scene.

Despite her young age, Alina has already recorded, performed and toured in Europe, Asia and United States. She can be heard as a leader on her debut 2011 album “When The Sun Rises” and her new record 2016 “Driving Down The Road” .

In 2009, Engibaryan was involved in several international Big-Band projects, including the East-West European Jazz Big Band where she was a soloist, and toured with them throughout Germany, Serbia, and the Czech Republic. Her present status is best reflected from the festivals and tours she performed in alongside today’s jazz greats. These include performances at the Novi Sad Jazz Festival alongside Brad Meldhau, Charlie Hunter, and Marcus Miller, and an Eastern European tour alongside Dennis Rowland, Jerry Bergonzi and Wycleff Gordon.

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Alina has been singing all her life and comes from a musical family, her grandfather being the world famous Russian jazz drummer Nicholay Goncharov. She began singing as early as two years old, and graduated from the highly renowned Kim Nazaretov Music School in Rostov with the highest marks possible. At age 18, Alina moved and began studying jazz vocals in the Netherlands with Jd Walter, Francien van Tuinen and Ruben Hein. After finishing with her bachelor in vocal performance – Alina continued her studies at the Prince Claus Conservatory, getting a degree in Big Band Jazz Arranging.

In 2015 – Alina was announced as the winner of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition by jazz and soul singer Al Jarreau, who was leading the competition jury during its final stages, held at the Petit Théâtre in the Montreux Palace. Now she performs regularly around the world with her own band and as a side man in several projects.