grew up in Nördlinger Ries in southwest Bavaria. She received piano and ballet lessons and also sang in church choirs in Nördlingen.
After completing her A-Levels and a time spent in London as an au-pair, Irene studied cultural sciences at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder and the Université d’Orléans in France. During her Bachelor degree and Master programme, she gained invaluable work experience through internships in the cultural management sector, including at the Förderverein Zukunft Konzerthaus e.V. and Goethe Institute Berlin.
Both during and after her studies, she also worked on a freelance basis at the broadcaster Deutsche Welle as a member of the editorial team for DW-TV News.
Irene has worked at Karsten Witt Musik Management since 2011.