Irina Andreeva began her studies in Novosibirsk, Russia. She completed her Post Graduate MMUS program with First Class Honors at Auckland University New Zealand in 2009 and currently is working on a Doctor of Musical Arts at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Irina has had a long career in performance and education. Performance highlights include being awarded a ‘Member of the Order of the Royal Household of Tonga for services to classical music and His Majesty the King’ for her performance at the Investiture Ceremony in the Kingdom of Tonga in 2010. She was soloist with the New Zealand School of Music Orchestra in the New Zealand premiere of Concerto No 2 for Viola and Orchestra by Darius Milhaud. In 2015 she began tutoring violin at The Scots College in Sydney and conducting SYO’s John Hopkins Orchestra.