Irina Elkina, piano, and her sister, Julia, are internationally recognized performing artists known for their brilliant interpretations of four hand/two piano repertoire. She has performed in recital halls and music festivals all over the nation, including New York, the Bach Festival in Eugene Oregon, the Ordway Music Theatre in St. Paul (International Artist Series) and with the Chopin Society of Minnesota.
She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Leningrad State Conservatory of Music and a D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota.
“She is wonderful. She nurtures my playing. She challenges me. She helps me pick interesting repertoire.” –MacPhail Student
“She goes beyond notes, rhythm, etc. and emphasized musicality- how to make the music come to life with expression.” –MacPhail Student