Ivana Bukvich earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, and her Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University, where she studied under Professor Alexander Toradze.
Her performance highlights include the Edinburgh Music Festival in Scotland, the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Rotterdam Phillips Gergiev Festival in the Netherlands, the Mikkeli Music Festival in Finland, the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, and the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago.
Ivana was the head of the Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago from 2000-2015 and coached chamber music for Gallery 37 summer programs. She is a full-time lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she teaches applied piano, keyboard classes and UIC Choirs and also collaborates with vocal studios. Ivana maintains a private piano studio at the Fine Arts Building and is an active adjudicator and collaborative musician in the Chicago area.
Professional affiliations include CAMTA, MTNA and Royal Conservatory of Canada.