Vocal Coach and Pianist
- Ines Irawati - Vocal Coach and Pianist
- MM, Piano Performance, Yale University
Known for her expressivity and virtuosity, Ines Irawati is in demand both as a solo recitalist and a collaborative pianist. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, she began piano and composition instruction at age six at the Yamaha Music School in Indonesia. At age twelve, she made her official debut playing the third Beethoven Piano Concerto and Chopin's first concerto with the Indonesian Youth Symphony.
As a performer and a composer, Irawati has performed her own compositions all over Indonesia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. She was accepted in the Junior Original Concert, a prestigious music program where young musicians compose original works and perform them around the world. At the age of 15, she was invited to the International UNICEF Benefit in Japan, where she performed her first concerto with the Tokyo Symphony. Her composition teachers include the renowned Indonesian composer, Slamat Abdul Syukur, and Donald Erb. Her work for solo flute, “Flirting Belugas", was published by the Manduca Music Publication.
Irawati was recommended by Jahja Ling, the appointed director of the San Diego Symphony, to join the prestigious Young Artists Program at Cleveland Institute of Music. She was then accepted under full scholarship, and continued her studies at the Institute throughout her undergraduate years. Her teachers and coaches include Olga Radosavljevich, Vivian Weilerstein, Anne Epperson, and Donald Weilerstein. She received her Bachelors of Music with honors in 2000.
Irawati holds a Masters of Music degree from Yale University, where she studied with Claude Frank, and was coached by Peter Frankl, and Kikuei Ikeda, the second violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet. As both a solo and collaborative pianist, she has participated in master classes with such noted musicians as Emmanuel Ax, Murray Perahia, Martin Katz, Barbara Bonney, and Dawn Upshaw.