Irena (Irina) Zeniou has studied classical music and majored in Vocal in the Musical Academy of Toumen and completed her studies at the St Petersburg State Conservatory Rimsky-Korsakov under the guidance of well know professor T.D.Navichenko as Soprano lyrical-dramatic.
She has worked as soloist of St Petersburg Musical Theatre ZaZercale and for a number of years as soloist of the St Petersburg Chamber Philarmonia with many European tours.
She also appeared as a Soprano Soloist with the Great St Petersburg Philarmonia, the orchestra of Marinsky Theatre (previously Kirov Opera). She has received a number of awards both in Russia and abroad, with the latest awarded in 2009 in an International contest in Athens.
She annually gives a number of concerts with the Engomi Municipality Orchestra of which is a permanent member since 2007. Prior to that she was the soloist of the Madrical Choir in Nicosia. Also gives solo concerts as well as appears with fellow singers and with local and foreign concertmasters and small assembles. She enjoys wide recognition especially in the Capital Nicosia where she has been honored a number of times by the Engomi Municipality.
The following was commented on Irena Zeniou:
"I have never heard such an expressive Aria Concepcion (Aria from the Opera of Ravel L'Heure espagnol)." Gintas Napoleonovich Director of the Rimsky-Korsakov Opera Theatre St. Petersburg.
"Such voices are rarely born in Italy." Prof. Leonia Vetvschi - Italy.
Irina Zeniou successfully teaching pre-school at RIMS from 2008.