Meet composer Irina Nenartovich!
Irina was born in Sankt Petersburg and studied composition at the world-famous The Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory under Sergey Slonimsky. Her first composition, Gavotte, Irina wrote when she was only in the 7th Grade. Currently, Irina works and lives with her family in the United States.
In 2018, Irina’s piano pieces will be featured in the Elena Cobb Star Prize repertoire list for the Contemporary Composer category at the Carmel Klavier (USA) and Feurich International Piano (Vienna, Austria) competitions.
Irina’s compositional style can be described as the Contemporary Classical. Her piano works possess some very unique qualities of musical expression of diatonic and chromatic technique, elements of folkloric style and neo-romantic music.
Sankt Petersburg. Photo Credit Lonely Planet
60-Second Interview With Composer Irina Nenartovich
Dogs or Cats?
2 Cats. I love dogs, but as a night owl, I can’t walk at 6 am!
Bach or Mozart?
Composing at the piano or in your head?
Mostly at the piano, but can do both.
How old were you when you had your first music lessons?
5 years old.
Morning person or night owl?
I have two – Saint Peterburg and Jerusalem.
Facebook or Twitter?
Workout or night out?
Prefer night out but enjoy the workout too.
Tea or Coffee?
Coffee and green tea (strong).
… and finally, the first collection with Irina Nenartovich piano works will be released in 2018.