Ina Georgieva

Ina Georgieva has performed a wide range of classical music, from Baroque to contemporary, in countries around the world, including Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.  She began studying violin at age seven and subsequently attended Panayot Pipkov, the National School of Arts in Pleven, Bulgaria. Upon graduation, she turned to the viola, earning a bachelor degree in viola performance from both the National Academy of Music (Sofia, Bulgaria) and Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt (Weimar, Germany). Ina earned a master of music degree in viola performance from Texas Christian University (TCU), where she studied with Dr. Misha Galaganov. Prior teachers include Ognyan Stanchev, Stefan Jilkov, Thomas Wünsch, and Prof. Frank Strauch.  Ina was a member of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years, and has also performed with a number of orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, including the symphonies of Las Colinas (Texas), Sofia State Opera (Bulgaria), Classic FM Radio Orchestra (Bulgaria), Vidin State Philharmonic (Bulgaria), Philharmonic Orchestra Theater Erfurt (Germany), New Symphony (Bulgaria), and Pleven Philharmonic (Bulgaria). Currently, she is a member of Madison Symphony, maintains a private violin/viola studio, is co-founder of East Side Suzuki, teaches in the Chamber Music Program of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, and also provides violin/viola instruction in the Madison school district.  Ina is a member of the Music Teacher National Association, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Suzuki Association of Wisconsin, and Independent String Teachers of Madison.  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, and has also done studio work for feature films.