Soprano Irina Mozyleva is a recitalist and chamber performer whose New York appearances have included Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Trinity Church, the New York Public Library, the United Nations, and Caramoor Music Room. Ms. Mozyleva has performed over fifty solo recitals in various venues in America and abroad. Critics have variously described her voice as "sweet-timbered with beautifully rounded top-to-bottom tone, brilliant, melting, and of impressive virtuosity". She often performs the music of Russian composers, particularly Shostakovich, whose works she has sung with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, One World Symphony, the Philadelphia Piano Trio, the Innisfree Piano Trio, The Russian Chamber Arts Society, and with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra; with the latter she performed From Jewish Poetry.
Highlights of the 2013-2014 season include two world premieres: Ella's Song, a vocal cycle for Soprano and Piano Quartet by Kurt Sander; and the role of Marie in Breaking Bad - Ozymandias by Sung Jin Hong. In addition, Ms. Mozyleva has performed a concert of songs from the repertoire of Klavdia Shulzhenko, a Russian singer of the Soviet Era, and a concert at The Smithsonian National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Both programs were presented by The Russian Chamber Arts Society.
Ms. Mozyleva’s operatic engagements have included the role of Rosina in John Copley’s production of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” for the San Francisco Opera Merola Young Artist Program and the role of Anna in The Curtis Institute of Music production of “Kissing and Horrid Strife” in association with the Philadelphia Opera Company, among others.
Ms. Mozyleva presents workshops and recitals of Russian repertoire at universities and schools around the country, including the Mannes School of Music in New York, Northern University of Kentucky, College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Poughkeepsie Day School in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Born in Belarus, Ms. Mozyleva studied opera at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia and at the Julliard School of Music in New York. She completed formal training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and was the recipient of a full scholarship to The Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts.
In 2001, she released a CD, “Russian Lullabies,” dedicated to her daughter Leah.