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.

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On May 20 Ilgiz Yanbukhtin participated in the annual “Russia – Islamic World” ( ) Strategic Vision Group meeting , taking place in Kazan within the XII International Economic Summit “Russia – Islamic World: KazanSummit 2022”. “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice” and “Russia – Islamic World” Strategic Vision Group consider the possibility of the program integration into various international cultural cooperation projects.


On April 8 “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice” Program Director Ilgiz Yanbukhtin participated in the Legal Online Education Conference, organizer – Katkov.School (Pavel Katkov is the head). Theme – “Fundamental education and online education – pros and cons”. Watch the dialogue between Ilgiz Yanbukhtin and Pavel Katkov on the above-mentioned topic –


On April 8-10, 2022 Legal Online Education Conference: what, why and from who lawyers may learn in 2022.  Katkov.School is the Conference organizer, led by Pavel Katkov – speaker and partner of “Cultural Management Strategy & Practice”.  Read more “Legal Online Education Conference – April 8-10, 2022”

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