Irina Lankova (born September 11, 1977) is a Russian concert pianist. Early life: Lankova was born in Russia, she first studied in Moscow with Irina Temchenko, Irina Naumova and Lev Naumov, successor to Heinrich Neuhaus. She graduated with highest honours from the Gnessin Music School in Moscow, followed by Premier Prix with highest honours at Brussels' Royal Conservatory studying with pianist Evgeny Moguilevsky. She's is receiving personal musical guidance from Vladimir Ashkenazy. Professional career: Lankova has played as a soloist with many orchestras including Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Nijnij Novgorod Philarmonic and Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded several CDs: "Rachmaninov & Liszt" (2004), "Scriabin - from Romantic to Mystic"(2006), "Chopin" (2008), "Schubert. The Journey" (2012); which have received positive international reviews. In 2008 she debuted as Wigmore Hall. Since then, she has performed each year at London's St Martin-in-the-Fields. In 2009, she was invited to become one of the Steinway Artists. In 2011 and 2012, Lankova collaborated with Nicolas Delvaux and RTBF in producing music for documentary films about the Belgian Royal family. Since 2012, Lankova has been an invited professor at the Master Classes l'Académie Internationale d'Eté in Nice.