An intimate voice full of whimsy, Alina Engibaryan combines technical mastery with an appealing, audacious attitude. She comes from a musical family; the world famous Russian jazz drummer Nicholay Goncharov is her grandfather. Alina graduated from the highly renowned Kim Nazaretov Music School in Rostov, Russia with the highest marks possible. She studied jazz vocals at the Prince Claus Conservatory in the Netherlands, and is currently enrolled in a New York Master Jazz Program. In 2012, she was a finalist in the Prinses Christina Jazz Concours in Amsterdam. The following year Alina was a finalist in the Dutch Vocal Competition, establishing her prowess in the European jazz scene.
Alina has recorded and performed all over Europe. She can be heard on her debut 2011 album “When The Sun Rises” with the Aram Rustumyants Trio, and on a “Kim Nazaretov Municipal Big Band” recording. Ms. Engibaryan was a soloist with the East-West European Jazz Big Band with whom she toured throughout Germany, Serbia, and the Czech Republic. Other tours 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 Wycliffe Gordon. She performs regularly around the Netherlands with her own quartet and several side projects.