Since 2006 Irina Parfenova works as the artistic director of Troupe A'dour. A foundation with focus on educational projects with an emphasis on children's theater. The starting point for all productions is classical music and classical literature. More info visit: www.troupeadour.nl
Duo with Helena Basilova
A special ensemble is Irina's piano duo with her daughter Helena Basilova. For the 2020-2021 season their program consists of works by Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Basilov and Le Sacre Du Printemps for 4 hands by Igor Stravinsky.
Read more in this Review by Eindhovens Dagblad.
Duo with Suzanne Arends
Since 2014 Irina Forms a duo with flutist Suzanne Arends. In 2018 they are releasing an album dedicated to the year 1943 with five works all written in different countries in this same year during the WWII. Music by Prokofiev, Smit, Dutilleux, Copland and La Galliene.
Duo with Gijs Nijkamp
Since 2000 Irina collaborates with bass singer Gijs Nijkamp. Together they have performed many programs in Germany and The Netherlands amongst others the performance of Schubert's Winterreise with live visuals created by visual artist Jet Nijkamp. To see a snippet of this performance click here.
Duo with Viktoria Pankratova
Viktoria Pankratova is a dramatic soprano from Sint Petersburg, who lives and works in The Netherlands. This duo focusses on Russian repertoire such as songs and arias by P.I. Tsjaikovsky and S. Rachmaninov, but also performs Italian aria's and more unknown repertoire such as songs from Soviet films.
See youtube video of our latest project combining music with a photo exhibition.
Irina performs regularly as a soloist with a specialisation in Russian repertoire from the the 20th century. Composers such as S. Rachmaninov, P.I. Tsjaikovsky, N. Medtner and S. Prokofiev are often found in her programs. Also Irina works together closely within interdisciplinary projects working together with actors, dancers and poets.