Irina Monzolevskaya

Irina Monzolevskaya was born in Kyrgyzsatan - former republic of U.S.S.R, but is of Ukrainian decent. In 1964, her family returned to their homeland - Ukraine. Growing up, she went to various vocational schools including music and sports. After completing 7 years of music school curriculum, she entered the Kiev State Music College, from where she graduated with a degree in piano teaching, accompaniment, and concertmastership. Following the completion of her degree, she worked in various music schools as a piano teacher and studied an additional four years of music at the Lvov State Conservatory. In 1994, she immigrated to the United States with her parents and daughter Natasha, and settled in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout her career, she worked as a piano accompanist for voice students at the Davidson College Music Department and for the Charlotte Children's Choir.

Currently Irina presides as the organist for the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral Choir, and has done so since 1995. She is a member of the Charlotte Piano Teacher's Forum, and the National Guild of Piano Teachers. In 2012, Irina was invited to be the guest organist for the 36th Annual Choir Conference, and in 2014, she was honored as the recipient of the Patriarch Athenagoras I Medal. On a personal level, Irina loves reading books, expressing herself with fashion, and adores dogs, especially her chocolate Lab, Kashtan, and her adorable mix, Lada.

Instruments
  • Piano
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