Irina Nero was born in a small town near Moscow, Russia and is a singer, song writer and voice coach. Her real family name is Arkhangelskaya, which means angel with six wings and her great-grandfather was a priest and her father still sings in the Orthodox Christian church.
Since childhood, Irina has had a great interest in music and wrote poems, melodies and was very fond of singing. At the age of 3, she heard her first foreign song which was Bobby McFerrin’s, “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. It was this song that inspired the beginning of her music studies and this song that influenced her love for foreign music, knowing that as a poor Russian child, she would never have a chance to leave Russia and experience it live.
In 1992 and at the age of 7, Irina started music school, later attended a music college and then received a scholarship to attend a music university and then a Masters of Music University. During her 15 years of studding, she began to write songs, sang at her local church and performed at local functions. In 2007, after receiving all diplomas of music and becoming a student with the highest level of degrees, Irina was asked to become a teacher at her well-known Masters of Music University, where she taught until 2009.
Irina has been singing and studying music for 24 years and holds the highest degrees in pop and jazz. She sings, jazz, pop, rock, dance, opera and plays piano.
In Russia, Irina has written over forty songs and sold more than twenty to well-known Russian singers. In 2016, she recorded two of her songs, “Italia” and “Ya Loublue”, which were both in the top 40, of DFM Radio’s top 1,000 international artists’ songs.
For many years Irina has been teaching vocals in one of the most well-known and respected private music schools in Moscow and she has been performing jazz in many of Moscow top restaurants, clubs and at private events.