Irma Enriquez a Mexican pianist, she obtained her piano degree in 1993 with Aurelio Leon P. She received an Honourable Mention when obtaining her piano degree and for the recording of unpublished Mexican Contemporary Music. In 1994 she obtained the Diploma in Art at the National University of Mexico. In 1996 she completed her Masters of Art-Music at the University of Navarre, Spain. She participated in the international project “Musical Iconography of the Visual Arts in Mexico” in the National Institute of Arts (INBA) from 1997 to 2000. She has taken numerous master classes with internationals experts such as: Edith Picht, Irene Schreier, Elizabeth Howard, France Clidat, Bernard Flavigny, Jorge Demus, Jean Paul Sevilla among others. Her professional career includes various concerts of chamber music, piano and vocal music in Mexico, USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Indonesia and Australia.
Irma is a recipient of several awards: in 1993 in Mexico received first prize and medal UNAM "Gustavo Baz Prada" for Cultural Promotion. In 2010 the Australian Hispanic Women Business Network´s Annual Award in recognition of her Outstanding Achievement in the promotion of her Hispanic heritage in Australia. In 2011 she was nominated in Mexico for the National Prize in Arts, for her initiative and intensive promotion of Mexican Concert Music in Australia. In 2015 Irma was finalist at the Vivid Sydney- Creative Achievement Award, as a pioneer musician of Latin American chamber music. In 2018, Irma received an honourable award from the embassies of Mexico and Venezuela at the ANU-ANCLAS. In 2019 she received, from the Mexican government the ’Distinguished Mexican Recognition’ for her impeccable trajectory abroad.
Enriquez is a member of the Music Teachers Association of NSW since 2001 and was previously an Associate professor of ANU-ANCLAS. Cofounder in 2008 of Duo Deconet and since 2018 as the artistic director and founder of MIA-Music from Ibero America in Australia (www.iberoamericanmusic.com.au). She has been formally included in four books: A Chronological History of Australian Composers and musicians by S. Pleskun; The Swallows: women’s stories, an Anthology by Hispanic Women writers 2012; Identity and Memory- 20 Stories of Latin American Women, 2014 by S. Alfaro and 10 years STANSW by Ladis Sosa, 2018. Irma has participated in Hispanic and Australian radio interviews, performing with voice and music on Spanish radio, ABC classic, Radio Costa Rica and Villahermosa -Mexico; in 2017 she participated in the documentary: ‘Women you Inspired me’ for SBS Spanish. Irma has been guest speaker in conferences of ‘Music for children with special needs’ for the STANSW and ‘Women day’ for the Latin American community. She appears in several articles, including Latin Stories Australia and on TV Canal 22-Noticias 22 Diaspora cultural Mexico, Tabaco Tv, Magazine Mexicana de Arte. In 2020 she has appeared in Diplomado Opera Mexico, SRE interviews Australia, Costa Rica, Spain and Mexico. She was part of the jury for the 16th International Piano Contest Villahermosa -Mexico online.