Ina Petkova-Apostolova was born in Moscow (Russia). At the age of 6 years, she began her professional musical education. With 13 years 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 and master 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 with Romain Garioud. Master Interpretation at Haute Ecole de Musique – Lausanne (Switzerland) with Xavier Phillips. Currently she is enrolled in Artist Diploma program at Schwob School of Music- Columbus ( USA) with Wendy Warner.
Ina Petkova-Apostolova participated in master classes of: Heinrich Schiff, Young Chang Cho, Marc Coppey, Stefan Popov, Ventseslav Nikolov, Marko Ylönen and others. Ina Petkova-Apostolova won several 1st prizes on international and national competitions. She was selected as principal cellist in orchestras as: Young Philharmonic Sofia (Bulgaria), Young Philharmonic Vienna (Austria), Sinfonietta Sofia (Bulgaria) and Sinfonietta dell’Arte (Austria). Since 2009 Ina Petkova is a member of the chamber music ensemble “Trio Consenso Vienna”. Recently she performed as soloist with Radio Symphony Orchestra-Vienna in the big hall of Konzerhaus (Vienna/Austria). In general as a soloist with orchestra she is performing on the stages in Bulgaria, Austria, and Germany.
Ina Petkova-Apostolova plays on a cello from Ludwig Neuner – 1880.
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