Dr. Iryna Vokhmyanina (Head of Piano Department)
Dr. Iryna Vokhmyanina is an alumni of Moscow State Music Pedagogical University, with Masters Degree in Pedagogue of Music in piano, completed her PhD with the specialisation Theory and Methodology of Professional Education at Kharkiv National Pedagogical University in Ukraine and became a Professor there. Since then, she has continued teaching and performing concurrently. During her 35 years of teaching experience, she worked at colleges and universities in Ukraine and Russia, presenting her publications at educational conferences.
Dr. Vokhmyanina is a member of adjudication panels at the international music competitions and festivals in the Thailand Chopin Piano Competition and 3rd Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition. She regularly conducts piano masterclasses worldwide, including in Music Summer Academy (Olbia, Italy), Kurozwenki Music Summer Academy (Poland), and Singapore Raffles International Music Festival etc.
She is Founder and Artistic Director of “Symphony of Motherhood” and Founding Member and Artistic Director in Chamber Music Society of Singapore.
Many of her students successfully participated in large number of projects, examinations and festivals, including performances in Royal Albert Hall (UK) and Carnegie Hall (USA) among others. They garnered top prizes in international music competitions such as Medan International Piano Competition (Indonesia), 6th and 7th Singapore Performances’ Festival & Competition, Asia Arts Festival 2016-2017, Grand Prize Virtuoso competition (UK), “Golden Classical Music Awards” in New York City (USA), Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards (Italy/Singapore), North International Competition (Sweden), and Vienna Virtuoso Festival (Austria).