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Live Concert: Irina Feoktistova, Pianist
December 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Irina Feoktistova graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatoire, Russia. A classically trained pianist, she has performed in the major halls of St. Petersburg, Russia, and toured Europe and the United States as a soloist, duo pianist, and accompanist. In 1995, as a part of a piano duo, she participated in the Park Lane Group auditions and was chosen from 260 participants to perform at the Purcell Room of the Royal Festival Hall, one of the best in London. The piano duo Jana Polianovskaja / Irina Feoktistova won third prize at The First International Competition of Contemporary Music Interpretation in Weimar, Germany (1996).
On June 12th, 2008 Irina made her Carnegie Hall debut as a soloist and an accompanist with Russian singers Vladimir Galuzine, Methodie Bujor and Natalia Timchenko for the Ruassia Day Concert (N.Y., USA) Mrs. Feoktistova was an assistant conductor for the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Mussorgsky “Boris Godunov” in 2011/12. Since then she was been affiliated with the Ryan Center of the Lyric Opera of Chicago working with the young singers as a Russian diction coach. Most recently she has been collaborating with internationally renowned singers Ferruccio Furlanetto and Andrea Silvestrelli as well as the cellist Nazar Dzhurin. In 2016/17 she was hired as Russian language coach for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Prokofiev “Ivan the Terrible” working with Gerard Depardieu, under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti. Since 2016 she is also working as an accompanist with the Chicago Children Choir.
Irina Feoktistova is going to be working with Chicago Opera Theater in 2018/19 on the production of Tchaykovsky “Iolanta”. She is currently on the faculty of Northwestern University Bienen School of Music.