Assistant trainee, St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov.
Graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Saint Petersburg State University in 2018 (pipe organ class of Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation Professor D. F. Zaretsky). Currently she undertakes her assistant internship in Professor D. F. Zaretsky's pipe organ class in the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory.
Irina Markelova underwent training in international summer academies in Groningen (Netherlands) and Kotka (Finland). She also took part in the Norwegian International Organ Festival in Stavanger (Norway). She is a winner of the 3rd Prize of the International Organ Competition and Festival "Gatchina – Saint Petersburg" of 2016. She actively tours across Russia and abroad with concerts and plays organ duets with Andrei Markelov.
Place of work: SPb SBI FE Children's Music School No. 8 of the Kronshtadt District named after G. P. Vishnevskaya.