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Iraida Poberezhnaya is a concert harpist with a broad
repertoire. She has performed as a soloist and with
ensembles in Europe and the US, including the Stanislavski
Opera and Ballet Theatre (Moscow), Santa Barbara
(California) Symphony, Santa Maria (California)
Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Tulsa Opera.
She holds two doctoral degrees in harp, from the Peabody
and Moscow Conservatories. In Moscow she studied with
the eminent harpist Olga Erdeli, a People’s Artist of Russia.
Dr. Poberezhnaya was a winner at the International Harp
Competition (Baku, 1990), and a participant in the
International Harp Contest in Israel (Jerusalem, 1995) and
the USA International Harp Competition (Bloomington,
1995). Her CD releases include The Music of Mary with
Rudolph Lucente (Vantage Records, 1998), Silvestre
Revueltas with the Santa Barbara Symphony (Koch, 1999),
and a solo album, La Source (IIAM, 2010).
Dr. Poberezhnaya has taught at the Azerbaijan
Conservatory of Music, Baltimore Music School, and
Wilkes-Barre University. An active member of American
Harp Society, she has served as President of the Santa
Barbara Harp Society and the Oklahoma City Harp Society,
and directed the Santa Barbara Harp Festival (2000-02).
Her articles have been published in international harp
magazines and journals. She was invited to play a recital
at the 2008 International Harp Congress, in Amsterdam.
Iraida is often a guest artist at Embassies Events. In 2012
she was awarded with a special certificate from Arts and
Science Centre, Russian Consulate, Washington DC as a
recognition for building cultural bridges between two
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