- Irene graduated summa cum laude from NYU Steinhardt with a BM in Violin Performance and Linguistics, as well as receiving an MFA from the Swedish National Orchestra Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, and an AD from the San Francisco Academy Orchestra.
- Irene maintains a studio teaching private piano and violin lessons, as well as teaching for the Brooklyn Performing Arts Center and City Strings & Piano.
Australian-American violinist Irene F. is an active freelancer in the New York City area and across the US. She is a member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and substitutes regularly with the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic, in addition to playing with multiple summer festivals including the New Hampshire Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, and Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre. Irene has performed chamber music with Robert Walters of the Cleveland Orchestra, David Goldblatt of the San Francisco Symphony, and Sara Trobäck and Claes Gunnarsson of the Gothenburg Symphony.