Irina Alexandrowna was born in Barnaul/Siberia and studied at the renowned Glinka-Conservatoire in Novosibirsk. In 1993 she won the 1st Prize at the 41ste Europees Muziekfestival voor de jeugd, Neerpelt (Belgien) as member of the ensemble Debut. From 1986 to 94 she was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra Altay in Barnaul, where she taught chamber music at the professional music school. In 1993, she co-founded a specialized school for musically gifted students in Barnaul.
She made her first contact with Early Music in the Ensemble Ars Longa (now renamed Insula Magica) of the National Philharmonia in Novosibirsk, where she also played viola da gamba. In 1994 she came to Germany for graduate studies with Matthias Buchholz in Cologne.
While regularly performing with the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne she became more and more involved with period instrument performance. She is a member of Das Kleine Konzert (director: Hermann Max), Das Neue Orchester, Concerto con Anima and Neues Rheinisches Kammerorchester. She has participated in numerous CD and radio recordings. She also performs regularly as a concert soloist all over Germany.
She is a member of the Camesina Quartet since its formation in 2007.