Ina is a professional viola player and a private tutor in violin and viola. She has performed a wide range of classical music, from Baroque to contemporary, in countries around the world, including Austria, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.
Ina began studying violin at age seven. After three years of private lessons, she attended Panayot Pipkov, the National School of Arts (Pleven, Bulgaria). Upon graduation, she turned her attention to mastering the viola. Subsequently, she achieved a bachelor degree in Viola Performance from both the National Academy of Music (Sofia, Bulgaria) and Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt (Weimar, Germany).
Ina is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree in Viola Performance with Dr. Misha Galaganov at Texas Christian University (TCU), where she also serves as the Teaching Assistant for the program. Previously, she studied under Prof. Ognyan Stanchev, Stefan Jilkov, Prof. Thomas Wünsch, and Prof. Frank Strauch.
Prior to her masters studies, Ina was a member of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years. She has also performed with a number of orchestras in the United States and Europe, including TCU Symphony Orchestra (principal viola) (Texas, USA), Christ Chapel Bible Church Orchestra (Texas, USA), Sofia State Opera (Bulgaria), Classic FM Radio Orchestra (Bulgaria), Vidin State Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Philharmonic Orchestra Theater Erfurt (Germany), New Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), and Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria).
Active in several chamber music groups, including Camerata Galatea and Kalypso Ensemble, Ina has performed extensively in duos, trios, quartets, and ensembles for festivals, special events, and weddings. She has also done studio work for feature films.
Core training in Suzuki
The Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization officially licensed to support, guide, and promote Suzuki education in North, Central, and South America. The SAA was founded in 1972 and currently has about 8,000 members.