Iraida Poberezhnaya is a consummate musician! Her harp performance at our wedding rehearsal and lunch was fantastically beautiful and masterly. Her choice of repertoire and it's execution was superb and added so much to our wedding celebration. Many of our guests remarked on her excellent playing. In addition, she is also charming, very professional and easy to work with. We will definitely recommend her enthusiastically to our friends and relatives! Thank you, Iraida for making our special day one that we will never forget! Sincerely, Evelyn & Paul Askew
Favorite harpist of Michael Jackson, King of Pop; Iraida is a top World Class Harpist. Winner of International Competition (Baku, 1990), Participant of the most significant professional harp contests in the world, International Competition in Israel (Jerusalem, 1995), and USA International Competition (Bloomington, 1995), Winner of Maryland State Arts Council 2010, 2015 and 2017 awards, Iraida Poberezhnaya holds two Doctoral Degrees in Harp, one from Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music and another is from Moscow Conservatory, where she studied with Olga Erdeli, a prominent harpist, People's Artist of Russia.
Iraida is a harpist for many celebrity, government and Royalty events. The list includes Hollywood Stars, Royal Families, etc.
She is often a guest artist at Embassies Events.
Dr. Poberezhnaya is a Concert Harpist with International recognition and a broad repertoire. She performs solo and in ensembles in Europe and in the United States. In the past few years, she has recorded a CD "Silvestre Revueltas" with Santa Barbara Symphony – 1999, KOCH Release, as well as "Ave Maria" CD recording with R. Lucente, 1998 Release. Among her recent performances is a participation at the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam (July, 2008).