Since many years Irene is developing her role as a dedicated, passionate ambassador in music education. She's been active in Italy, Switzerland, Lithuania, India, Brazil and in the United States. Her goal is to support organizations and reach as many as possible young people through workshops, masterclasses, partnership projects, and school visits providing key moments of inspiration for young instrumentalists, as well as focused, high-quality teaching and guidance.

Through these events, Irene discusses, shares and supports solutions about the balance between the two main topics in music pedagogy in order to reach the most powerful music-making: the discipline required to master the violin technique, and the fire of passion and freedom of expression. 

Through the upcoming projects, Irene wants to encourage collaboration, promote the sharing of ideas and best practice, and continue looking for ways to support people and organizations to deliver high-quality music-making events for the young generation.

POURQUOIPAS 

In 2015 Irene founded the non-profit cultural association POURQUOIPAS around the belief of the social responsibility of the music. 

The association is based in Switzerland and collaborates with musical and artistic organizations all over the world.

For full details on the project and contact details please visit www.pour-quoi-pas.com

2019 - USA
With Albert Cano-Smit and GetClassical in School in a public High School in Manhattan, USA
2019 - Switzerland
POURQUOIPAS
Summer violin camp

With Madeleine Murray-Robertson
2018 - Switzerland
POURQUOIPAS
"Violins without borders" : a concert with Madeleine Murray-Robertson and her students
2017 - Switzerland
POURQUOIPAS
Niccolò Paganini
A mystery room

Fully Sound Sound Festival
2016 - Brazil
Performing Respighi Violin Concerto n.1 in Brazil (South America première) with the Orchestra of the Festival Nas Montana and conductor Jean Reis
2016 - Brazil
Performing Respighi Violin Concerto n.1 in Brazil (South America première) with the Orchestra of the Festival Nas Montana and conductor Jean Reis
2016 - India
POURQUOIPAS
Performing in India
Supporting CIAO KIDS Foundation

With Madeleine Murray-Robertson
2016 - India
POURQUOIPAS
Visiting a school in India supporting the CIAO KIDS Foundation

With Madeleine Murray-Robertson
2015 - Switzerland
POURQUOIPAS
Leading POURQUOIPAS Virtuosi for the UNHCR Refugee Award Ceremony in Geneva
2015 - Italy
Visiting a school and give a concert-lesson in Italy
2014 - Lithuania
Performing in Lithuania with Klaipeda Youth Orchestra
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2019 - Switzerland

POURQUOIPAS Summer violin camp With Madeleine Murray-Robertson