Biography

Her musical journey began in the guitar class of Matúš Petrík. Under his mentorship she won several prizes in national as well as international competitions.

At the age of 15, Ivana was accepted to his guitar class at the J. L. Bella Conservatory in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. After the graduation in 2007, she continued with her studies of classical guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in the class of Prof. Walter Würdinger. She successfully completed her master’s degree in 2013.

Since the time of her studies, Ivana has been active as a guitar teacher as well. In 2014, she became a classical guitar teacher at the Music school in Stockerau.

Ivana has been playing concerts in Austria (Wiener Musikverein, Salvator-Saal in Wien, etc.), Germany and Slovakia for many years. She is a proud endorser of the Hanika guitars. At the moment, she plays the Hanika 1A Special Custom guitar.

Ivana resides in Vienna, Austria.