From: VA, United States
Genre: Pop, Blues, Gypsy
Irma was born and grew up in the beautiful country Georgia, city Tbilisi, surrounded by the Caucasus mountains. At the age of 4, Irma was singing duets with her mother beginning what has become an inseparable part of her life. At the same time, she was exploring her talents in the piano. It was soon discovered that this delightful youngster possessed additional talents in music composition, art, design, poetry, math, dance, healing, and other creative areas, (she graduated Tbilisi State University with MA degree in Economics and Mathematics, Graduate Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and Hypnosis Motivation Institute in CA), but music was her passion. As a result Irma often found herself singing with friends at parties, in school and at the stage.
Ten years ago Irma moved to America, to the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, where she began to sing and play for more and more audiences. Immediately attracted the attention of individuals who recognized her extraordinary talents. Irma was soon performing at the country clubs and played a singer n a local stage production.
With her charming personality, captivating voice and lovely presence Irma was encouraged to make a recording. With unconditional help of jazz artist and master musicologist, George Melvin Irma produced her 12-song CD singing and playing old standards, Russian Gypsy and many of her own compositions .
Irma continues her life-song through difficult and happy times. She says: "You may work hard on your voice, but I believe that even though one is born singer, life is the strict teacher adding the depth of emotion and insights that make a real singer"
Irma offers special thanks to George Melvin for his unflinching generosity and her sincere appreciation to her many friends and listeners.