Honoured Artist of the Republic of Byelorussia
SHUMILINA was destined to be a musician. She could't even imagine another
fate for herself. Music entered her life when she was a little girl and
and since that time she has become a slave of music or rather its knight
for she serves her favourite profession devotedly, selflessly sometimes
The years of her studies were connected with Minsk. Here
she finished a specialized musical school at the Conservatore and then
comleted the course of the Conservatore, where she had been taking lessons
of piano playing from Professor G.I. Shershnevsky. When she was still a
first-year student she became a laureate of the Republican and Inter-Republican
(Tallinn) Competitions of musicians. "Irina Shumilina has declared
herself as a bright artistic individuality. She is in no way conspicuous
for deep penetration into musical character, for her rich performance technique,
will and concentration, - underlined the Chairman of the Juri, Professor
L. N. VLASENKO, I. Shumilina's future teacher at the Moscow Conservatoire,
where she was taking a post-graduate course after the Byelorussian Conservatoire.
When still a student I Shumilina began to appear on the
stage with recitals. Now she is a soloist of the Byelorussian State Philharmonic
Society. The geography of her tours is very wide. I. Shumilina plays with
symphonic and chamber orchestras. Among the well-known conductors with
whom she performs are: F. Mansurov (Moscow), V. Georgiev (St. Petersburg),
N. Yarvi (Tallinn), Katsuo Yamada (Japan), V. Dubrovsky (Smolensk), A.
Alekseev (Krakov), V. Tits (Omsk), U. Domarkas (Vilnius). The pianist's
plaing was head by the audience in many cities of the Former Soviet Union
and abroad ( in Germany, Italy, India), her creative acheivements asquire
lively response and enthusiastic acknowledgement everywhere.
Irina Shumilina is a diplomant of the Xll Word Youth
and Students' Festival in Moscow (1985), a participant of a number of Festivals
in CIS and abroad.
I. Shumilina carries out an active educational work,
among her listeners are students, pupils, workers, peasants and soldiers.
For her great criative activity Irina was conferred a medal.
Her repertoire contains the works by Russian, and World
classics, pieces, written by contemporary composers. As it was said in
the Byelorussian newspapers: " the pianist has a complete command
of the whole arsenal of a virtuoso-pianist techique". She feels drawned
to large-scale, monumental works: concertos, sonatas, suites, fantasias,
piano cycles. The works by the Byelorussian composers of different generations:
- L. Abeliovich,
- H. Vagner,
- E. Glebov,
- I. Luchenok,
- V. Dorohin,
- V. Budnik and others
take up peculiar place in her repertoire. She is the
first performer of many of them.
I. Shumilina's life in art is varied: she finds time
to see all first perfomances, to visit exhibitions, she tries not to miss
recent publications ( though she prefers classics).
An aptitude for piano improvisations aroused her interest
in composing. Ghe is the author of number of song, insrumental pieces and
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