Inna Kogan is a well known and much respected teacher, adjudicator, motivational speaker and mentor to a younger generation of professional music teachers.
A third generation musician- with a renowned piano teacher for a mother and a concertmaster violinist of the State Symphony orchestra as a grandfather- Inna’s path to a music career started early. At the age 5 she was accepted to study at a special music school for gifted children in Baku, Soviet Union, and after graduating with distinction, continued studies at the State Music College.While studying she participated and won many student competitions, including the State Shostakovitch Competition at the age of 10.
At the age of 12 she won a youth piano competition and, as a winner, was given a chance to perform with the State Symphony Orchestra. Performing with the Orchestra, Inna performed the Grieg Concerto at the age of 12.
Inna and her family migrated to Israel when she was 17. She double majored in Bachelor of Music Performance and Music Education studies, graduating with First-Class Honors and then studied Master of Music from Jerusalem Academy of Music under a tutelage of renowned former Moscow Conservatorium Professors Boris Lvov and Michael Boguslavski.