Irina Kulikova is one of today’s leading guitarists, widely acclaimed for the rare beauty of her sound and her enchanting presence on stage. “Some of the most sheerly beautiful playing I have ever heard”, Soundboard Magazine wrote. She tours far afield, with appearances at major festivals in Europe, North America and Asia and in concert halls such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, the Musashino Hall in Tokyo and the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai.
Irina Kulikova received over 30 awards for her artistry, including 1st prizes at the highly prestigious competitions of Michele Pittaluga in Italy, Guitarra Alhambra in Spain, Forum Gitarre Wien in Austria and Iserlohn in Germany. She resides in The Hague (The Netherlands), Los Angeles (USA) and Salzburg (Austria).
An ambassador of pure and heartfelt performing, Irina Kulikova inspires guitarists students all over the world. Her personal motto, in life and music: It’s about the touch.