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Bass Player Rinat Ibragimov Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away

Rinat Ibragimov Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Rinat Ibragimov.

Rinat Ibragimov
November 5, 1960 to September 2, 2020
Age: 59
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Notable For: Russian-Tatar classical double bass player, best known as the principal bass of the London Symphony Orchestra and for his solo performances and recordings.

After studying cello for ten years, Rinat Ibragimov switched to playing the double bass at age 16. He studied at the Ippolitov-Ivanov State Musical Pedagogical Institute in Moscow with Georgy Favorsky and at the Moscow Conservatory with Professor Evgeny Kolosov, where he also studied conducting with Dmitri Kitaenko.

He won first prize in the All-Soviet Union Student Competition in 1984 and in the Giovanni Bottesini International Competition in Parma, Italy in 1989.

He was principal double bass of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, the Moscow Academy of Ancient Music, Moscow Soloists, and the Soloists of the Moscow Philharmonic from 1983 to 1997. Between 1991 and 1997 he was a double bass instructor at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and its Central Specialist Music School. From 1995 to 1998 he was artistic director and conductor of the Moscow Instrumental Capella.

From 1995 to 2014 he was principal bass of the London Symphony Orchestra. He taught at the Guildhall School from 1999 and began teaching at the Royal College of Music in 2007. He provided a video master class for prospective members of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra in 2008.

A noted soloist, he made a number of recordings and videos of solo bass repertoire, including a Bottesini album with Elena Filonova, Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3, works by Hindemith, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Richard Strauss, and concertos by Bottesini, Dittersdorf, Koussevitzky, Smirnov, and Vanhal.

Rinat Ibragimov suffered a stroke in 2014, leaving him unable to perform, though he continued teaching occasionally at the Guildhall School. He died on September 2, 2020.

Rinat’s daughter is violinist Alina Rinatovna Ibragimova.

Saddened by news of the passing of the wonderful Rinat Ibragimov. An absolute giant in our field who inspired, transformed & raised the bar for all double bass players in the world. Rest in Peace Rinat; thank you for your friendship & generous spirit; you will be missed.

So sad to hear the passing of a true legend Rinat Ibragimov! I learnt so much from him and enjoyed working alongside him for many years as an extra at LSO. A true loss to our profession! @lsostlukes

I woke up this morning to the news that I might have covid and an extremely influential bass player to me Rinat Ibragimov had died. It’s not a great day tbh

He was an absolute monster on the bass. Listening to him play always makes me excited about playing bass. Rest In Peace Rinat Ibragimov.

Heard that Rinat Ibragimov of the @londonsymphony passed away. His bass playing has always inspired me to work harder.
R.I.P. Master.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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