Ana Ivanova started her musical path on the violin in her native country Bulgaria. She has played from the viola from the age of 14 and has since graduated with excellence from National School of Arts (Ruse), from State Academy of Music (Sofia) with BMus(Hons) Distinction and has obtained a Master Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Ana also holds a PTLLS Award from City & Guilds (London) in Music Leadership.
An avid performer, Ana has performed at masterclasses with Yuri Bashmet, Lawrence Power, Barbara Westphal, Yfrah Neaman, Paul Silverthorne, Kungsbacka Trio, Sven Arne Tepl and Ognyan Stanchev. She has also taken part in a number of competitions and is the winner of three national competitions in Bulgaria and has played as a soloist with Ruse Philharmonia (Bulgaria) and Orquestra do Norte (Portugal).
Ana is currently a member of Duo Romantica (Viola & Guitar), with whom she has performed in Bulgaria, Maldives, Lebanon and the UK between 2002 and 2010. She has also been a full-time member of Orquestra do Norte (Portugal), and has performed as a chamber muscisian, educator and soloist. During that period Ana performed at several international festivals such as Snape Proms, Stamford International Music Festival and Aldeburgh Festival.
Since 2014, Ana has returned to London and has focused mostly on her teaching career. Besides teaching at Morley College, Ana Ivanova currently works at Kingston Music Service, Langdon Academy, "DEA Academy for Music and Arts" and Vision/RMS as a violin/viola tutor and a string ensemble leader.
Other notable involvements include Ana being invited to perform at the opening of the 55th Anniversary Edition of the International Festival "Marcj Musical Days" in Bulgaria. Since November 2015 Ana Ivanova has been a member of Docklands Sinfonia as a 1st violins section player and performed in several concerts as a Principal viola with different orchestras in the UK. Ana is also on the CBSO (UK) viola extra-list since 2010.
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