Violinist Irina Mueller regularly performs with hornist Nick Murdick, expanding and exploring the expressive possibilities of the violin and horn as duo partners. She has given solo recitals throughout the United States and Germany, and as an orchestral musician she has toured Europe and Japan. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras, performing the Brahms Violin Concerto in Germany and Romania. For three years she served as Co-Concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony in Montana, USA, and performed with the symphony’s resident string ensemble, the Cascade Quartet. In addition to maintaining a private teaching studio, she served as adjunct faculty at the University of Great Falls. Ms. Mueller also provided weekly string instruction in Havre, Montana as “Artist in Residence” for the “Artists in Schools and Communities Program,” a collaboration between the Hi-Line Arts Project, Northern Showcase Concert Association, and Montana Arts Council. She is a recently tenured member of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and performs regularly with regional orchestras in Indiana and as Associate Musician with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. Since the fall of 2014 Ms. Mueller conducts the Prelude Orchestra of the Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana.
Ms. Mueller holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and an Arts Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and she has been awarded a Soloist’s Diploma by the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany. Ms. Mueller is currently finishing her dissertation for the Doctor of Arts degree, with a secondary in Entrepreneurial Studies.
This summer Ms. Mueller will again be teaching at the 28th Annual Goppisberger Music Festival and Academy, held in Switzerland. This will be her fourth summer as faculty and performer at the festival. Please contact her for information on attending.