Sunnat Ibragimov has established himself as an artist of creativity, passion and technical command. He is one of the most prominent cellists to emerge from the Central Asian republics and has studied with many of the top artists of our time. He has performed live and on radio with major soloists, chamber musicians, orchestras, and conductors. He performed with orchestras (“Soloists of Uzbekistan,” Uzbek National Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Shenyang Symphony, Hays Symphony, Southeast Kansas Symphony), chamber musicians (Shmuel Ashkenasi, Roberto Diaz, Borromeo String Quartet); festivals (the Orford Music Festival in Montreal, Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival), and has worked under such prominent conductors as Carl St. Clair, Gerard Schwarz, John Williams, Hugh Wolff, Michael Stern, Thomas Wilkins, and Marin Alsop. In 2022 he led the cello section of the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra under the baton of Andris Nelsons.
Born in Tashkent, he began the cello at 7 and studied at the Glière State Music School and the Uzbek State Conservatory. Ibragimov earned a Bachelor of Music from Park University’s International Center for Music, where he studied with Martin Storey and Daniel Veis, and he continued, also on full scholarship, at the University of Southern California with Andrew Shulman and Ben Hong. In 2017, he finished his Masters degree at the University of Kansas under the tutelage of Hannah Collins and Mark Gibbs. Currently, Sunnat Ibragimov is working on his Doctoral Degree at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with Alan Stepansky and serving on the faculty at Peabody Preparatory.