Irina Meachem


Irina will be a featured chamber music soloist on Saturday, August 5, 2023.

Irina Meachem is generously sponsored by Grace P. and S. Shinn Lee.

First-generation Romanian-American pianist Irina Meachem regularly accompanies voice recitals and coaches opera singers. Hailed as “a gifted collaborative pianist” (Voce di Meche), Meachem regularly performs with her husband, baritone Lucas Meachem in recitals. They have appeared at the Athanaeum in Romania, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Death of Classical’s Crypt Sessions in New York City, the North Carolina Performing Arts series, and Moore County Arts Council in North Carolina. Virtual performances include those for Los Angeles Opera, the Dallas Opera, and the Merola Opera Program.

Meachem has served on faculty at the Tequila Cultural Festival, the Vincerò Opera Program, University of Minnesota, and Michigan State University. She has also worked as a coach and repetiteur at opera companies and classical music festivals such as Palm Beach Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Birmingham, Amarillo Opera, Nashville Opera, Shreveport Opera, OperaWorks, Chicago Summer Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, Bay View Music Festival, the Banff Centre, and the Interlochen Summer Arts Academy.

Meachem earned a Master of Music degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Additionally, she attended the George Enescu High School of Music in Bucuresti, Romania.

Meachem is a co-founder of Perfect Day Music Foundation, a non-profit promoting diversity in classical music. A prominent program is the Perfect Day Competition, which encourages young musicians on social media to share works by composers who have been historically excluded.

Irina Meachem is generously sponsored by Grace P. and S. Shinn Lee.