Iryna Krasnovska

Iryna Krasnovska attended the secondary school for music for gifted children in Kharkov (Ukraine), which she graduated with a gold medal. She participated in masterclasses with Klaus Hellwig (Berlin), A. Jasinski and Piotr Andrzhewski (Poland), Lew Naumow (Moscow), Peter Schreier, Sir Thomas Allen and Malin Hartelius. Early on, she achieved successes in international solo and chamber music competitions. Iryna Krasnovska began her studies at the University of Music Basel with Prof. Adrian Oetiker in 2001, and in 2007 she earned her concert diploma with honors.

Numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician with an enthusiastic response from the audience and the press led Iryna Krasnovska to Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Korea and Japan. She has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Kharkov, Philharmonic Orchestra Southwestphalia, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Sinfonieorchester Basel, Tonhalle Zurich and KKL Luzern, with conductors such as Bernard Labadie, Giampaolo Bisanti, Marc Kissoczy, Thomas Füri, Giuliano Betta, Erik Nielsen etc.

She also devotes herself intensively to the accompaniment of songs, especially with Vesselina Kasarova, which connects her with an intensive collaboration. She received many artistic suggestions in the field in collaboration with Gerard Wyss, Bjorn Waag and Werner Güra. As a member of the musical team at the Theater Basel she was heard in numerous recitals and solo recitals. During the big tour of the Basel Theater in Japan in 2012, her interpretation of the recitatives in “Le Nozze di Figaro” as well as the recitals in Tokyo and Nagoya were highly praised by the Japanese press.

Iryna Krasnovska has won first prize in the Rahn Music Prize Competition Zurich for Piano Solo 2004, the Concours d’Interprétation Musicale de Lausanne 2005 and the winner of the Rotary Prize for Piano 2005 and the Migros Study Prize several times.


Iryna Krasnovska



Rahn Musikpreis 2004, 1. Prize Piano