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


On March 9 the ceremony of awarding MSU advanced training certificates following pilot retreat in Norilsk, December 2020, took place at the Norilsk City Development Agency (NCDA) office. Read more “Certificates awarding as the result of pilot retreat 2020”


On February 2 the dialogue between Ilgiz Yanbukhtin, Cultural Manager Strategy & Practice Program Director, and Andrey Busygin took place.

Read more “Culture & Management online series. Dialogue with Andrey Busygin”


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.

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