Irina Ustinova

Karelian State Philharmonic CEO

Graduated from Petrozavodsk State Conservatory named after A. Glazunov with a degree in musicology (2001); correspondence department of International Economics & Law Institute (Moscow) specializing in organization management (2007).


2001 – 2007 – Palace of Children & Youth Creativity (additional education teacher)

2007 – 2008 – Karelian State Philharmonic (head of development)

2008 – Scandinavia Publishing House (Karelia Today issue, head of development)

2008 – 2011 – Karelian Regional Youth Centre (CEO)

Since 2011 – Karelian State Philharmonic CEO

Since 2017 – Ruskeala Symphony Music Festival at unique Ruskeala mountain park (Sortavala District, Republic of Karelia).

In April 2018 – graduate of the first session, “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice” program at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Since October 2018 – regular speaker of “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice”.

Since 2019 – Russian Concert Organizations Union Board Member.

Latest news


Dear friends, colleagues and partners! Our Best Wishes for the New 2021! “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice” continues its development. In 2020 for the first time in the program pilot external session in Norilsk took place. New goals and objectives are ahead.


On December 26 online stream to continue Culture & Management,  author’s cycle of Ilgiz Yanbukhtin, took place. “Results of passing 2020 in culture” was the main theme of the dialogue between Ilgiz Yanbukhtin and Evgeny Safronov.

Read more “Culture & Management online series. Dialogue with Evgeny Safronov”


On December 19 the stream by the end of the program pilot external session within “Culture & Management” online cycle took place. Read more “Culture & Management online series. Stream by the end of the program external session in Norilsk”

All the news