Irina Desmond
Harpers Ferry, WV
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Irina Desmond

Irina D.

Harpers Ferry, WV
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. I am currently working at Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. If your goal is to start learning how to play cello, improve your skill, to play any particular piece, get ready for any special event, develop your sight reading or just enjoy playing this beautiful instrument - I am happy to help you. I know how to find inspiration, making interesting even exercise routine, we will work at developing your artistic and professional skills and find the best way to express yourself by the cello.

About Irina D.

I began my musical education at the age of ten, have played for 21 years, and have fourteen years of formal musical education. I specialize in classical music, and can play any musical style required. I am a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.

I am a patient and sociable person who loves to teach. I am enthusiastic about my work, and am always thrilled to see the success of my students and share in their success. I was born in Uzbekistan in a Russian family. I graduated from the Music Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in stringed instruments, studying under professor Atham Mansirev, as well as from the University of Foreign Languages with a degree in English. Currently I am working in Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte chamber orchestras.

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Cuba G.
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Great first lesson. Learned new methods to improve bowing. Looking forward to the next lesson

Posted Apr 3, 2020
Paul D.
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I am coming to the cello as a brand new beginner. I have play around with some fretted instruments, ukulele, banjo, etc. But Irina was super at getting me relaxed, focused on basics and encouraging me with small, but important mechanics and technical details. I have taken other music lessons like sax, so could compare. I totally enjoyed the start of my cello training.
Oh, btw, I'm retired and over 65!!!

Posted Aug 8, 2019

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Experience

Section Cellist
Sep 2018 - Present

Loudoun Symphony Orchestra

Section Cellist
Aug 2018 - Present

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

Principal, Assistant Principal, and Section Cellist
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017

Symphony Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Principal Cellist
Aug 2013 - Aug 2017

Musical Comedy Theater Orchestra, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Principal Cellist
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

State Television and Radio Chamber Orchestra of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Section Cellist
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Stringed Instruments, Cello
Aug 2010 - Jun 2013

The State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Bachelor’s Degree in English Language
Aug 2006 - Jun 2009

The Uzbek State University of World Languages, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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