Irina Mozyleva sang with the renowned choir of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign in New York City for over twenty years, and was a protege of Alexander Ledkovsky, who led the choir from 1975. When illness forced his retirement in 2002, Ms. Mozyleva directed the choir for several years, dedicating herself to continuing the traditions of her mentor. During her decade-long time as SSLM’s chief voice instructor, she tailored her classes to the specific needs of choral singers, incorporating elements of liturgical compositions into the coursework. Over the past few years, Ms. Mozyleva has stepped back from teaching (both at SSLM and elsewhere), but remains actively involved in the school as a member of our Board of Advisers, playing a key role in its ongoing evolution.
Born in Belarus, Ms. Mozyleva studied opera at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia and at the Julliard School of Music in NY. She completed her training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and was the recipient of a full scholarship at the Tanglewood Music Festival.
A recitalist in demand, Ms. Mozyleva performs a variety of chamber programs in collaboration with leading musicians of NY Metropolitan area. Ms. Mozyleva has sung at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall and at Trinity Church in NYC. She also appeared as a soprano soloist with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich’s From Jewish Poetry. Often highlighting the Music of Russian composers she is a frequent guest performer at venues such as NY Public Library, the Russian Consulate, United Nations and Caramoor in Katonah, NY. Ms. Mozylev’s dedication to the art of song led to establishing a series History Through Song, which has received grants from the Dutchess County Arts Council.
Ms. Mozyleva’s operatic engagements include the role of Rosina in John Copley’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia for the San Francisco Opera’s Merola program and the role of Anna in the world premiere of the Philadelphia Opera Company’s Kissing and Horrid Strife, among others.
For more information, please see Ms. Mozyleva's website: http://www.irinamozyleva.com