Irene Pelech Zwarych, pianist, earned her Bachelors and Masters of Music at Temple University and also received a certificate in Elementary Education from Holy Family University. Presently, she performs as a soloist at mostly Ukrainian community events in the Philadelphia metropolitan area as well as in other cities. She also performs as an accompanist for other musicians and is the accompanist for the Prometheus Ukrainian Male Chorus in Philadelphia (1979-1997; 2008-present).
For over 20 years, Pelech Zwarych has been working as an elementary music teacher for the School District of Philadelphia. She has also been the co-director of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir in Melrose Park, PA since 1991. In addition to her musical activities, she is also an active member of the Philadelphia Branch of the Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization and is a member of the Plast Sorority “Spartanky.”