Iva Yablanska was born in Pleven, Bulgaria in 1988. She received her first violin lessons at the age of five.
She graduated from high school at the National School for Music in Sofia in the class taught by Blagorodna Taneva and Mincho Minchev. From 2007 she studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Jela Spitkova and Prof. Josef Hell. In 2015 she completed a degree course at the Academy of Performing Arts in Banska Bystrica.
Besides her work with the RSO Vienna, the musician is also a member of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
Iva Yablanska has attended master classes given by Prof. Shlomo Minz, Prof. Michael Frischenschlager, Prof. Vladimir Spivakov, Prof. Mincho Minchev, Prof. Oleh Krysa, Prof. Patrick Koehn, Prof. Sergey Kravchenko, Prof. Svetlin Roussev and Prof. David Chan.
She has won prizes in numerous competitions: in 2000 she won second prize in the Paul Konstantinesku international violin competition in Romania, in 2001 the Grand Prix in the national violin competition for German and Austrian music, and in 2002 first prize in the P. Vladigerov national violin competition in Bulgaria, first prize in the Peter Toschkov international violin competition in Serbia and first prize in the Dobrin Petkov violin competition in Bulgaria. In 2005 she won first prize in the international Young Virtuoso competition in Bulgaria and in 2007 second prize.
In 2010 Iva Yablanska obtained a position at the academy of the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and has been a permanent member since 2011.