Violnist Irina Kevorkova was born in Kazan, Russia, where as a child she attended violin classes at the School for talented children. She studied violin at the Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow with Prof. Miroslav Rusin, and played in a chamber quartet with Prof. Jaroslav Aleksendrov, a member of the famous Borodin Quartet.

She’s lived and worked in Ljubljana, Slovenia since 1991. Since 1993, she’s been the leader of second violins in the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. She was also the leader of second violins in the Slovene Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra.

As a member of that orchestra, she won the Prešeren Fund Award and the Župančič Award of the City of Ljubljana. She performed as a soloist in both orchestras and had recitals in Croatia and Italy.

In Ljubljana, Irina has been collaborating with ensembles of contemporary music (The Slavko Osterc Ensemble, Freiburg Electronic music Studio, etc.) and playing at numerous contemporary music festivals.