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Ina Selvelieva

Bulgarian pianist Ina Selvelieva has performed as soloist with many orchestras and has appeared in numerous solo and chamber performances in her native country, as well as in Austria, Germany, UK, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Mexico, Colombia, and the United States. Her work as a collaborative pianist has taken her to festivals and summer programs including the Aspen Music Festival, American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and Interlochen Arts Camp. As a rehearsal pianist, Ina has held the Sir John Fisher Foundation Junior Fellow – Repetiteur position at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. In 2015 she made her debut with the Scottish Opera as the Music Director and Pianist of the “Opera Highlights” Tour, and as a rehearsal pianist for the premiere of the opera “Pleasure” by Mark Simpsons with Opera Leeds, UK. Ina has also worked as a Solo Repetiteur at the Wuppertal Opera in Germany from 2016 to 2018. After this appointment, she moved to Tucson, Arizona where she served as the collaborative pianist for the University Community Chorus at the University of Arizona until 2023. A sought-after collaborator, Ina is a frequent pianist for student and faculty recitals at the University of Arizona. In 2019, she was a repetiteur and orchestral pianist for Daniel Catán’s opera “La hija de Rappaccini” in Mexico City, in a collaboration between the University of Arizona and UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). In the fall of 2023 she joined the music team of the Tucson Girls Chorus, a thriving chorus that concertizes and tours both nationally and internationally.

Ina Selvelieva earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at UW-Madison. Her master’s degree is from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and her bachelor’s from National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Selvelieva’s teaching appointments have included the music faculties of St. Olaf College, UW-Madison, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In addition to her performing career, she served as Assistant Director of the Allegra Academy and Festival in Bulgaria from 2013 to 2023.