Fourth prize, 3rd Georgy Sviridov Russian Vocal Music Competition (Russia, Kursk, 2007)
First prize, 1st Boris Shtokolov International Singing Competition (St Petersburg, 2008);
First prize, 10th Isabella Yurieva International Competition of Old Russian Art Song Singers (Tallinn, 2009);
Third prize, 2nd Republican Radio Contest “Young Talents of Belarus” (Minsk, 2012);
Special mention for the best singing of folk songs, 13th Mikhail Glinka International Singing Competition (Moscow, 2009);
Irina Kuchinskaya graduated from the Mikhail Glinka Minsk Music College in 2003 (major Academic Singing) and the Alexander Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University in 2011 (major Artistic Studies).
In 2008, she performed the role of Adina in Gaetano Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore and Prilepa in The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Her roles with the Belarusian State Academic Musical Theatre include Stasi in Emmerich Kálmán’s Sylva, Juliette in Der Graf von Luxemburg by Franz Lehár, Adele in Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss.
In 2008 and 2009 she participated in the masterclasses of the People’s Artist of Russia Elena Obraztsova.
In 2014, Irina Kuchinskaya joined the apprenticeship group of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, being promoted to soloist of the opera company in 2016.
Susanna The Marriage of Figaro
Violetta La traviata
Pamina Die Zauberflöte
Luigia Vivа la mamma
Chichi Doctor Ouchithurts