Shiry Rashkovsky was born in London to a musical family. She began her artistic education aged five under the guidance of her parents, violin pedagogues Itzhak Rashkovsky and Ani Schnarch, and later studied with Natasha Boyarska and Ian Jewel at the Royal College of Music. A versatile musician, her performances have taken her across the globe to such venues as the Tel Aviv Opera House and Geneva Victoria Hall, including engagements for HRH Prince Charles and the Emperor and Empress of Japan.
Shiry has performed in masterclasses for Ida Haendel, Gyorgy Pauk, Kim Kashkashian, Thomas Riebl, Haim Taub, Lars Anders Tomter, Hillel Zori and Alf Richard Kraggerud. As a chamber musician, she has performed alongside the distinguished Shmuel Ashkenasi, Shlomo Mintz, Atar Arad, Rudolf Koelman, Edith Peinemann, Evgenia-Maria Popova, Stephan Barratt-Due, Walter Delahunt, Hagai Shaham, and Latica Honda-Rosenberg, to name but a few. Since 2010 she has been invited to participate in the prestigious Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music Sessions, where she has given concerts with Ian Brown, Adrian Brendel, Min Jin Kym, Pekka Kuusisto and Viviane Hagner, among others. She has participated in numerous festivals, including Keshet Eilon International Mastercourse, the Bowdoin, Harmos, Soesterberg and Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festivals, and Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar. Since 2009 she has been a faculty member of the New Virtuosi International Mastercourse, where she supervises talented young artists from all over the world.