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Inna G. Onofrei Composer - Pianist - Teacher

Biography

Inna G. Onofrei

Inna G. Onofrei (b.1980) is an Armenian-American composer and pianist. Born in Baku,
Republic of Azerbaijan and raised in the small town of Nevinnomyssck, Russia, she began her
music education at a local music school where she studied piano, music theory, and composition.
Between 1994 – 2000, Ms. Onofrei's original compositions won several prizes and awards in the
Stavropol State Competition for Young Composers. One of her songs, written in 1997 about her
hometown Nevinnomyssk, was adopted as the town’s anthem.

Ms. Onofrei continued her musical studies at the Stavropol State College of Arts where in 2002,
she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Theory and Composition. That year, along with her
family, she moved to the United States.

In 2011, Ms. Onofrei earned her Master's of Music degree in Piano Performance from Cleveland
State University, where she studied piano with 2007 Grammy Award Winning pianist, Angelin
Chang. In 2018, Ms. Onofrei earned her Master's of Music degree in Composition from
Cleveland State University, where she studied with Dr. Andrew Rindfleisch and Dr. Greg
D’Alessio.