was born in Pernik, Bulgaria, and studied violin at the National Academy of Music in Sofia with Prof. Verka Stefanova and Prof. Jossif Radionov. Further studies led him to the Hochschule für Musik – Trossingen, Germany with Anton Steck, and the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where he is currently studying with Lucy van Dael. Ivan has participated in masterclasses with, among others, members of the Amadeus, Smetana and Bartok quartets.
He is a member of the early music consort Concerto Antico, and with them performed at theFestival de Musica Antiga in Barcelona in 2007 and 2008, as well as at the Fabulous Fringeseries of the Oude Muziek Festival in Utrecht, 2008 & 2009, Sofia Baroque Arts Festival, Sofia Music Weeks and March Music Days in Russe. Since 2008 he has been working extensively with Erik Bosgraaf and Ensemble Cordevento and realized a CD with them for Brilliant Classics.
In 2008 and 2009 he has been a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), working under the direction of Roy Goodman, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Enrico Onofri, Petra Mullejans, Chiara Banchini and Edward Higginbottom.