Ina Petkova-Apostolova began her professional musical education at the age of 6 years. At 13 years of age she won her first prize from an international competition: “Young musical talents”- Sofia. Ina Petkova graduated the National High School of Music in Sofia (Bulgaria) and continued her bachelor’s and master’s studies at the Vienna Conservatory Private University (Austria) with Walther Schulz and Lilia Schulz-Bayrova. She studied as well at “Concervatoire a rayonnement deparemental”- L’hay les roses – Paris (France) with Romain Garioud. She received. Master Interpretation at Haute Ecole de Musique – Lausanne (Switzerland) with Xavier Phillips and Artist Diploma at Schwob School of Music – Columbus (USA) with Wendy Warner. Ina participated in master classes of Heinrich Schiff, Young Chang Cho, Marc Coppey, Stefan Popov, Ventseslav Nokolov, Marko Ylönen and others.
Ina Petkova-Apostolova won several first prizes in international and national competitions. She was selected as principal cellist in Young Philharmonic Sofia (Bulgaria); Young Philharmonic Vienna (Austria); Sinfonietta Sofia (Bulgaria); and Sinfonietta dell’Arte (Austria). Since 2009 Ina Petkova has been a member of the chamber music ensemble “Trio Consenso Vienna” (Austria). In 2015 she performed as soloist with Radio Symphony Orchestra-Vienna in the big hall of Konzerhaus (Vienna/Austria). She has performed on the stages in Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, France, Greece, Canada and the United States.
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