Irina Novikova was a deputy director of the Svelanov Music School Moscow for 10 years before taking a position as the Head of Keyboard at Shrewsbury International School (2010-present). She gained the highest qualifications as a piano teacher from the Ministry of Music and Culture in Moscow, Russia and recently received the Doctoral degree. She has taught and played at the very prestigious Annual Philharmonic Society concerts in Moscow and has conducted many masterclasses for talented pianists around the world. Adding to Ms. Irina’s credits are numerous “Excellent Teacher” Awards, which were presented to her at the “Osaka International Music Competition Committee” (2013), “Yokohama Music Competition “(2014), “Hong Kong International Music Competition”(2013, 2014, 2018), “AADGT Music Competition “ in New York (2012-2018), “Trinity Teacher Award”(2013, 2015, 2016), and “ABRSM Teacher Award”(2014, 2015, 2017), Spivakov Charity Foundation (2007-2017), New Name Charity Foundation (2010) in Russia, and South East Asia Steinway Piano Competition (2014, 2016).
She is a dedicated teacher who always strives to bring out the best in her students; many of her students have received top prizes at international piano competitions. Several of her students have appeared on television in several countries, as well as playing in prestigious halls such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Steinway Hall (New York), Kremlin (Moscow), Russian Conservatory of Music (Moscow), Young Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore) and Konservatorium Wein (Austria). In addition her student recently enters KNS Classical with a debut album, “Bangkok Recital”, at the youngest age of 14.