Indonesian-born pianist Ines Irawati has received many top awards, including Marilyn Horne Foundation Best Vocal Pianist Award, D’angelo International Piano Competition, and La Jolla Young Artists Competition. She was granted a fellowship at the prestigious Music Academy of the West, where she studied with Marilyn Horne and Warren Jones. She has soloed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, and Orchestra Nova. Irawati has performed in venues such as Severance Hall and Carnegie Hall. An avid vocal coach, she serves as the vocal coach at Point Loma Nazarene University. She spends her summers acting as the pianist and vocal coach for The Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, founded by Dolora Zajick. Recommended by Jahja Ling, Irawati came to the U.S. at age 14 to join the Young Artists Program at Cleveland Institute of Music, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She received her master’s from Yale University, where she studied with Claude Frank. For more information, please visit Ines' website.
- M.M., Piano Performance, Yale University