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As an internationally acclaimed recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician, Moscow-born pianist Irina Vasilieva has performed and participated in various festivals, international masterclasses and chamber music projects. She is highly involved in the education and outreach of classical music and much in demand as a performer.

Irina has been the driving force behind the Cappuccino Concerts Australia, a concept which aims to bring new life and perspective to classical music. As Music Director of this organisation she is instrumental in providing world class artists the opportunity to perform in relaxed and informal settings.

Irina was born in Moscow, Russia, starting her musical studies at the age 4 with her mother, and later continued studying at the State Music School with her first teacher and mentor Rinna Livshin, and then graduated from the musical college (Conducting/ Piano Performance Degree).  In 1999 she entered the Ukraine State Conservatory of Music where she studied under Professor Tatiana Verkina, and soon was invited back to Moscow to study with the renowned Professor Emmanuil Monaszon (1927-2010) along with Freddy Kempf, Asiya Korepanova and other talented young musicians. Emmanuil Monaszon, a Professor at the Moscow Conservatory, was taught by Nikolai Egumnov, one of the luminaries of the Russian piano school and a pupil of Alexander Ziloti, who had been taught by Franz Liszt himself.

Irina moved to Perth, Australia in 2003 to join her parents and younger brother. She is a graduate from the University of Western Australia (UWA) with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree, and later completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Honours program at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Irina is best known for her Schumann interpretations. She is currently working on a recording project of Schumann works.