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An award-winning and versatile pianist, Irena Radić is building a reputation for her engaging programmes; she shares a diverse range of music with her audiences, from renowned masterworks to intriguing and lesser-known gems. Recent highlights include a sell-out recital in Bath featuring Rachmaninoff’s 10 Preludes op.23, on the magnificent Steinway that was selected and used by the composer himself in the 1930s, for his own performances across the UK. Irena has performed in venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, The Forge, Bolivar Hall, Routh Concert Hall and West Road Concert Hall.


In celebration of Madeleine Dring’s centenary in 2023, Irena devised a series of concerts celebrating Dring’s life and music, with tenor Rory Carver and oboist Katherine Bryer. Other past projects have included a world premiere of Tantrum – a new work for Piano and Percussion by Nino Russell, and two performances of Bartok’s Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion. She is a founding member of Duo Ravellion with Swedish guitarist Jonatan Bougt. Together they create new arrangements for their Guitar and Piano duo: their current programme includes Ravel's Ma Mère l'Oye and Shostakovich's 24 Preludes Op.34, which they have arranged with kind permission from Irina Shostakovich. She has also worked extensively with musicians including flautist Sirius Chau, violinist David López Ibáñez, cellist Deni Teo, and pianist Martin James Bartlett.

A student of Dina Parakhina and Niel Immelman, Irena completed her Master of Performance with distinction as a Cotes-Burgan scholar and holds a first class Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the Royal College of Music, London. She is currently a Musicians' Company Young Artist and has been selected as the Constant & Kit Lambert Junior Fellow 2024/25. Irena was also a prizewinner at the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition, the Kendall Taylor Beethoven Competition and the Jaques Samuel JD Piano Festival. Other awards include the Teresa Carreño Piano Prize, Young Musician of the Year at Peterborough and Oundle Music Festivals, the May Edwards Memorial Prize and the Head of Junior Programmes Prize whilst a student of Lynette Stulting at the RCMJD.


Irena was a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder and a Philharmonia MMSF Piano Fellow, receiving the John Mortimer Award. She has also been generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Hilda Martindale Educational Trust, the St Marylebone Educational Foundation, the Tsukanov Family Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation, and the Else and Leonard Cross Charitable Trust.


Alongside her career as a concert pianist, Irena is a dedicated and passionate teacher who has a wide range of students of all ages and abilities. When working with children her teaching is inspired by the Suzuki method, having studied with Jenny Macmillan from an early age. Irena teaches both privately and as a Visiting Music Teacher at St Catherine’s School in Bramley.


Irena also has extensive experience playing orchestral piano and celeste and has performed with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Diego Masson, Alexander Polishchuk, Peter Stark, Richard Dickins and Tim Lines.

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''Irena taught the piano to four of my children and made it exciting to learn. She is very clear in the word of her instruction but gentle and enthusiastic in her manner of delivery. My children ranged in ability from beginner to grade 8 when she came to us and all enjoyed her lessons and thrived under her guidance. We were lucky enough to get to see her perform in concert too! Her youth, experience and love of the instrument make her a super teacher.''

-  Laura Newland, Mother

Qualifications:  MPerf (Distinction),  BMus (Hons),  DipABRSM

DBS checked,  ISM member


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Irena teaches a range of pupils from young children to adults. As a concert pianist, she is an experienced performer as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral pianist. Irena is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher, who is passionate about music and believes every student has potential.


As well as drawing on her experience as a performer, her teaching is inspired by her own teachers. At the Royal College of Music, Irena studied with Dina Parakhina, Niel Immelman and Lynette Stulting. She begun learning with Jenny Macmillan from an early age, so her approach when working with children is partially inspired by the Suzuki method. She has had additional coaching from Cristina Ortiz, and has performed in public masterclasses with pianists such as Bruno Canino, Charles Owen, Eldar Nebolsin, Jura Margulis, Mikhail Voskresensky and Norma Fisher.


Irena teaches privately in West London and is a Visiting Music Teacher at St Catherine's School, Bramley. She also teaches online, so wherever you are in the world, as long as you have access to a piano and a good internet connection, you can enquire about lessons.



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