Ines Irawati - Piano
Indonesian-born pianist, Ines Irawati is in demand as a solo recitalist, a collaborative pianist, and a vocal coach. At a young age, she was accepted to the Junior Original Concert, a prestigious music program where young musicians compose original works and perform them around the world. She was invited to the International UNICEF Benefit in Japan, where she performed her concerto with the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Her work for solo flute, “Flirting Belugas”, was published by the Manduca Music Publication.
Her recent engagements include performances for TEDxSan Diego at Copley Symphony Hall, the Art of Élan, Musikamar chamber concerts, concerts in Centro Cultural Tijuana, and performances all over Southern California.
Ms. Irawati has served as the musical and artistic director of San Diego Opera Young Artist Training Program, where she directed the company’s outreach concert series, Opera Exposed!, and its production of Little Red Riding Hood, a children’s opera by Seymour Barab.
She was the vocal coach and collaborative piano faculty at Point Loma Nazarene University as well as for the prestigious Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. With singers Josh Arky and Alex Rodrick, Ms. Irawati is involved in La Cena è Pronta, a project which explores the nourishing ways of food and music enrich our lives through intimate vocal performances. She is a founding member of the acclaimed Aviara Trio, a piano trio described as the “highest level of instrumental perfection, intensity, passion, and expression.” She has collaborated with many esteemed musicians such as violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, cellist Tanya Tomkins, cellist Sophie Webber, and double-bassist Jeremy Kurtz-Harris. She is a member of the Hidden Valley Virtuosi, the resident chamber music group of Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Monterey.
Ms. Irawati founded MusiKamar, a music series which brings exquisite chamber music performances into smaller and intimate spaces.
Ms. Irawati studied at Cleveland Institute of Music with Olga Radoslavjevich and at Yale University where she studied with Claude Frank, Peter Frankl and Kikuei Ikeda of the Tokyo String Quartet. She lives in San Diego with her husband and their two children. www.inesirawati.com