Iryna Gintova is a Ukrainian violinist. She was born on April 5, 1988 in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. At the age of 5 she entered Kyiv Special Music School named after Mykola Lysenko to study violin in class of Lyudmila Ovcharenko. With the great guidance of her teacher Iryna demonstrated an innate and inspired bond with the violin. At the age of 9 she won her first competition in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. During the studying in Kyiv Iryna got a lot of success and appreciation both home and abroad.
Iryna Gintova currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland where she studied at Zürich University of Arts under the apprenticeship of Zakhar Bron and Ilya Gringolts.
Iryna has won numerous international violin competitions and awards. Among them are the Pierre Lantier International Competition in Paris, France (Grand Prix in 2001), the Gnesin International Competition in Moscow, Russia (2nd Prize in 2003), and the “Citta di Brescia” XI International Violin Competition in Brescia, Italy (2nd Prize in 2007). She is a winner of a student prize of Migros Culture Percentage instrumental music competition (2011, Zurich).
She participated in masterclasses of Igor Ozim, Petru Muntianu, Mihaela Martin, Menahem Pressler, Lawrence Power, Bruno Canino, Cuarteto Casals, Ivan Monighetti and others.
Iryna Gintova performs regularly solo and chamber recitals in the major concert halls of Ukraine, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic and USA.
She is a founder of the string trio “Opus 8”, created in 2009 in Zürich.
Iryna took part in numerous festivals, namely, in Gidon Kremer’s Chamber Music Festival in Lockenhaus (Austria, 2002), Herbst in der Helferei (Switzerland, 2009), October with Great Violinist (Italy 2009), Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus for Ensembles (Germany, 2010), Four Seasons (Switzerland, 2011), Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander (Spain, 2012, 2013).
Since 2013 Iryna Gintova is a co-leader in Sinfonieorchester St.Gallen.