Irina Stachinskaya

Irina Stachinskaya was born in Moscow in 1989 to a family of distinguished musicians. In 2010, she graduated from the Russian Academy of Music ‘Gnessin’s’ where she studied with Professor Vladimir Kudrya.
Aged 17 years old, Irina won the position of Co-Principal Flute in the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006. Prior to this appointment, she gained her first job as Principal Flute in the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra when she was only 14 years old.
In 2009, her ensemble ‘KUI’ Trio (flute, harp, viola) was awarded the ‘Golden Trophy’ in the 2nd International Web Concert Hall Competition, New York - USA. Irina has also been the recipient of other prizes including 1st Prize in the “Classical Heritage” Competition, Moscow (2004) and 1st Prize in “Musicalia” Athens (2000).
She has repeatedly invited as a geast soloist to the International Festival and Masterclass of Sir James Galway in Weggis and in 2010 became the first winner of the “Rising star” Series prize awarded by Sir James Galway himself.
In October 2011 Irina won 3rd prize in the 2nd Maxence Laurrieu Flute International competition in Nice.
In addition to her working in the orchestra, Irina is playing as a soloist with different orchestras such as "New Russia" orchestra (chief conductor Yuri Bashmet), The President symphony orchestra and "New Opera" orchestra named after Eugeniy Kolobov and many others. 
In august 2014 Irina became a Powell artist. She has performed her solo debut at National Flute Association in Chicago with the famous pianist Phillip Moll and international flute soloist Jean Ferrandis. Irina is going for annual touring to Japan and South Korea since 2014. One year later Irina was invited back to the USA to perform on the Opening Gala concert in front of 2000 flutists from all over the world.

In April 2017 Irina got a concert diploma of Ecole Normale de Musuqie de Paris « Alfred Cortot » (Le diplôme supérieur de concertiste à l’unanimité avec les félicitations du jury).

In May 2016 in collaboration with Phillip Moll Irina releazed her first solo album « Russian dreams » under a wellknown russian label Melodia records.
Irina is giving a master-clasess in Cannes and Nice Concervatories (France), in Japan and Russia. 
Since March 2017 Irina concentrated only on her solo career. She left position at the Moscow Philharmonic orchestra after 10 years. Irina popularizing flute as a solo instrument in Russia and abroad. In March 2018 Irina appeared with Mariinsky orchestra in Saint Petersburg at the «Virtuous of the flute» festival. 
Irina has performed in collboration with renowned musicians including Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Dmitry Kogan, Magda Amara, Harriet Krijgh, Basinia Shulman, Arthur Jussen, Amalia Hall, Alexandr Gindin, Pauline Sachse, Julia Hagen, Davide Formisano, Jean Ferrandis, Cammeristi della Scala and others.