Irina Zhuravel (Irina Sidorenko) was born in Baku in 1990. She began studying music at the Lobnya music school in the Moscow region. Between 2004 and 2008 she studied at the Central School of Music of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire (class of Andrei Limayev). In 2013 she graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Honoured Artist of Russia, Professor Natalia Trull).
Llaureate of international competitions:
2007 - The 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition “Russian music” (San Jose, USA).
2009 - The 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition in Andorra.
2011 - The 3rd Prize Award at the 14th International Music Competition JEAN FRANÇAIX (Paris, France).
Irina participated in the masterclasses by Marcella Crudeli, Vincenzo Balzani, Vsevolod Dvorkin, Joseph Banovets, Ivo Kalchev, Susan Star, Nelita True and Nikita Fitenko.