Iren Kogan (cello)
Born in Moscow. At the age of 7 started her musical education in Riga (Latvia), with the famous teachers Rachel Zingarenko and later with Ella Strazdin. Later on was accepted to the Riga National Conservatory into the soloist’s class of the famous pedagogue Prof. Valdis Yancis. Immigrated to Israel in 1970, and continued her studies with Prof. Arie Vardi and Alexander Volkov in Tel-Aviv. During the years, gave a large number of concerts as a soloist and chamber musician. Teaching young students had always been a passion in Mrs. Kogan’s life. This same passion made her join the Musica Mundi faculty since its existence in 1999.