Phone: 0413 350 799
20 years of experience as a Piano Accompanist: performed with students at AMEB exams up to LMusA level, various music competitions and concerts in Australia and overseas, great variety of music of any complexity and authors from early to contemporary music;
Experience as a Soloist Piano Performer and performing with chamber orchestra at local concerts;
Experience as a Choir Concertmaster with a college of music choir, transposing and arranging music for choir. Currently singing in a choir;
20 years of teaching experience- both private tutoring and in a college of music: Piano performance (school level to conservatory level); Theory and History of Music; pedagogy and methodology of teaching.
PhD course “Soloist Piano Performer and Tertiary Lecturer” in Astrakhan State Conservatory, Russia, completed in 2005;
Master degree in piano teaching and performance (Piano teacher and concertmaster) in Astrakhan State Conservatory, Russia, 1998;
Diploma “Piano teacher, concertmaster and chamber orchestra” in Makhachkala Music College, 1993;
Music school (10 years) 1989.
Specialities: piano accompanist at AMEB exams any level, music competitions, masterclasses, auditions, teaching classes and formal functions. Settings: chamber/symphony orchestra, duo piano/strings/winds/brass/voice solo/choir
Irina Saakyan is very passionate about classical music and piano performances. She is very serious and hardworking when it comes to a performance of any level. Irina has graduated from conservatory in Russia and adopted well known Russian school of piano performance and teaching. Irina feels the music very well as well as students needs both long term and immediate during performance. Students whom she collaborated with as an accompanist were always happy to have Irina as their accompanist and received high scores at AMEB exams.