Born in Stuttgart, Germany, 1966 she began to play the guitar at the age of six and at the age of nine she was accepted as a special student at the "Hochschule fur Musik and darstellende Kunst" where she studied with Professor Dr. Mario Sicca.
As early as ten years old Irina won the first of several prestigious guitar prizes, winning the German "Young Musician of the Year" award in 1976, a feat she then repeated at the next occasion of this competition.
In 1983 she moved to Caracas where she studied for one year with the great Maestro Antonio Lauro. Irina has composed and arranged many works for guitar solo, duo, trios, quartets, and guitar ensemble, many of her works are published.
As a pedagogue Irina have been active for many years as guest of the most important international guitar events, she was a Lecturer at Caracas music university (IUDEM) during 1997 until 2000 when she moved to Stuttgart where she has been the director of the guitar department of the Stuttgarter Musikschule with great success.
As well as her work with Alfonso Irina has done many recordings as a soloist including the Aranjuez Concerto by Joaquin Rodrigo and the Mauro Giuliani Concerto in A with the Berliner Symphoniker under the baton of Eduardo Marturet.