A native of Russia, Irina graduated from the Musorgsky College of Music in St.Petersburgh where
she studied folk singing.
In her desire to preserve Russian traditions she founded the children's group "The Golden Rooster" in New York
Its programs provided audiences with an overview of russian folk music,traditions and customs.
The group has different Programs (formatted
in Russian and English) to choose from.
Learn about old Russian handcrafts
,old wedding rituals (Bride 's Lament
during the splitting of the braid) ,old russian games while enjoying a great performance of lively
singing and dancing.
A winter show based on a Russian
fairy tale "MOROZKO"
3. Aged-Old Russian Wedding (peasants)
Ritual songs, dances, games
2.Devishnik (All maidens' party with a bride's lamentation
3.Vikup (redeeming of the bride)
4. Velichanie (honoring of the bride and thr groom)
The Russian tradition of welcoming the coming of Spring
by feasting on "Blini".
5. In the World of Fairy Tales
(Bremen's musicians, Buratino, songs from Russian and American animation and movies)
International folk songs (Russian,Jewish,Ukranian,Gypsy,American)
The first generation of "Golden Rooster" folk group (1997)
Through their involnment in the group,children inherit the richness and spirit of Russian culture.
US OPEN 2008
Masha and Ira Kogarov after performing "America The Beautiful" with the winners.
Watch the episode "Save the Fiddler Crab on the Roof"(The Wonder Pets) on Nicolodeon.
Teleinterview for Channel 12
New York Magazine,
Wall Street Journal,
The Independent of London,
Concert appearances : 1998-2003
Petrushka Russian Nobility Ball 1998
Russian World Gallery 1998
Welcome Back to Brooklyn 1998
Wagner Studio 1998
United Nations (Annual Award Dinner of the UNCA)1998
Town Hall : "La Molinara","Iolanta" 1999
Children's Museum of New York 1999
Women's World Silver Cup 1999
Russian Embassy 2000,2002
SAKS Fifth Ave (Window Display Opening) 2002
Carnegie Hall (Kids Will Save The World) 2003
Festivals (NYANA,HIAS,International Festival of Young
Talents,Morning Srar in America etc) 2001-2005
Concert appearances 2004-2005:
Pace University of New York 2004
TV Competition "Our Talented Children" 2004,2005
Glinka Gala Celebration (RF Consulat) 2004
Russian Christmas for Adopted children (Rova) 2005
Maslennitsa (Russian Trinity Church) 2005
Russian Heritage Week (Borough Hall) 2005
Keyspan Stadium (Yankee Youth) 2005
Liberty Island (Imperia Vodka Presentation) 2005
Gugenheim Museum of Arts (Russian Exibition) 2005
Russian Gift of Life Presentation 2005
for concerts ,
and private functions.