Based in Montreal, Iryna Gris is classical Ukrainian-Canadian pianist who works as a pianist, accompanist, chamber musician, choir director, and music director/organist at the Maisonneuve Presbyterian Church of Canada. Iryna has performed in numerous international concerts and festivals on the stages of the SYCM Concert Hall in Shenyang, China; Varna Summer International Music Festival in Bulgaria; Odessa State Conservatory in Ukraine; the University of North Carolina in the US; and the University of Western Ontario in London. She was trained at the Stolyarsky School of Music by legendary Professor Irina Balashova. Iryna then went on to complete her master's degree in Piano Performance at the Odessa State Conservatory.
Later on, Iryna studied at the University of Western Ontario and spent two years at the University of North Carolina as a vocal and choir accompanist. She was heard in Montreal recitals with Caroline Holden, Joanne Grant, ‘Camerata West,’ Tristan Lauber, and Nina Farvarshuk, among other soloists. Iryna used to serve as a pianist and music director for Montreal West Operatic Society. She is also an artistic director of the Maisonneuve Music Festival and a music director at Presbyterian Church of Canada.
Iryna teaches students of all levels and all ages at Iryna Gris Music in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec and performs solo and in chamber ensembles.
Iryna is an active member of Canadian Music Teacher Association and a former member of the American Music Teachers Association.