Born and educated in Romania, Irina Gavrilovici studied piano and singing in Bucharest, the latter under L. Boicescu Grozovskaja, who taught her in the tradition of Italian school.
Gavrilovici was lecturer at the singing department of the Music Academy in Bucharest.
In 1986 she emmigrated to Austria and founded her own singing studio in Vienna, where she nurtured several artists of great quality who are now performing all over the world: Elina Garanca, Lilli Paasikivi, Jeny Carlsted, Mika Pohjonen, Topi Lehtipu, Katrin Adel, Johanna Rusanen, Martin Achreiner etc.
From 1997-2000 Gavrilovici was the vocal coach of the National Latvian Opera in Riga. Since 2000 she has been the vocal coach of the Finish National Opera soloists in Helsinki.
At the Fifth International Congress of Singing Teachers 2000, Gavrilovici gave expert demonstrations of teaching methods in front of an eminent audience including Birgit Nilson.
She is now giving master courses in Austria, Latvia, Germany, Finland, Bulgaria, Rusia and Romania.