Irina Kosogova, Our Accompanist
Growing up in the historic walled city of Pskov in northwest Russia – birthplace of Mussorgsky and inspiration to Rimsky-Korsakov - Irina was the first member of her family to become a professional musician. She graduated from St. Petersburg State University and follows in the rich tradition of classically trained Russian pianists. Having settled in Devon in 2003 she teaches at Plymouth College and is much in demand for piano recitals all over the West Country, especially since she has expanded her repertoire beyond the traditional classical, to include jazz, blues, ragtime and contemporary popular music.
Irina also accompanies The Lupridge Singers, Plymouth Sunday Choir and South Brent Singers.