Iryna Graifer was born in Ukraine, where she received her Master’s Degree in music as a pianist, accompanist and teacher graduating from Donetsk State Conservatory. She worked for 13 years in her alma mater music college. In 1996 she moved to Canada with her husband and two children, spending 10 years in Winnipeg teaching piano and working as an accompanist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school and Manitoba School of Music. In 2006 she moved to beautiful Victoria.
Iryna works with various ballet schools, including Centrepointe Ballet School. She is the pianist for Harmony German Choir, and works with opera singers and instrumentalists. Among her recent exciting projects are playing for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society and working on various concert programs with a wonderful violinist Tatiana Kostour and her VCM students.
Iryna strongly believes that music makes everything better, brings you solace in a hard times and enhances your joyful moments. She enjoys sharing her love of music with her students. One of her main goals is to teach her students how to successfully work on their own, so the music will become their faithful partner for life.