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Irina Morozova

Irina Morozova made her New York debut with a solo recital at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1996 after winning the Artists International Auditions.  Critics raved, “Morozova possesses astonishing beauty of sound and power of ideas… she is the sort of pianist who can turn a simple phrase into magic.”


Irina Morozova has given numerous solo recitals throughout the U.S., Germany, Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Chile, China, Hong Kong, and Australia.  She has made solo appearances with the South Carolina Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony

Orchestra, Irving Symphony Orchestra, and the New American Chamber Orchestra, among others.  A passionate chamber music player, she has performed in ensembles with members of the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera orchestras, Saint-Petersburg Quartet, and The Bronx Arts Ensemble.  Her performances have been broadcast on Russian radio and TV, KPAC (Texas), WFMT (Chicago), ABC (Australia), and BBC.  She participated in the Film America’s “Music in the 20th Century” TV series.   Her CD of virtuoso transcriptions of Gershwin works, including a unique recording of the solo version of Concerto in F, was released by Samum Publishing.

 Ms. Morozova has taught and performed at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in NYC, Cremona International Music Academy (Italy), InterHarmony Festival (Germany), Music Mountain and Caramoor Festivals (USA).  She has given masterclasses and workshops worldwide.   Ms. Morozova was a top prize-winner of the New Orleans, the Frinna Awerbuch, and the San Antonio International Piano Competitions.  

Born to a musical family, Ms. Morozova began her musical studies at the Saint-Petersburg Special Music School for Gifted Children and graduated with honors from the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music where her major teacher was Galina Orlovskaya.  While studying with Prof. Vladimir Shakin at the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, she performed in the major concert halls of Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, and many other cities in the former Soviet Union.  Ms. Morozova received her Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Dr. Arkady Aronov.  Since 1996 she has been on the faculties of Mannes College of Music and the Special Music School at Kaufman Center in NYC.