Vlada Yaneva began her piano studies at the age of six at the National School of Music in her native Sofia, Bulgaria. She has garnered prizes in numerous competitions, including the 2000 Young Musical Talent National Competition (Sofia), the 1999 Dimitar Nenov Competition for Young Pianists (Razgrad), and the 1996 National Competition for German and Austrian Music (Burgas).
In May 2007 Vlada was presented by the St. Cyril and St.Methodius International Foundation in a concert "Musical treasures from Bulgaria" at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has played at this venue numerous other times, debuting in 2002 when presented by Steinway Hall. Other recent performances include theYamaha Hall, the Cathedral of St.John the Divine, Bulgarian Consulate General and others.
In addition to being an active soloist and piano teacher, Vlada keeps a special place for chamber music. She is one of the founding members of VARRIANTTI Ensemble with whom she presents throughout the U.S. Bulgarian classical music as well as contemporary non-Bulgarian composers influenced by folk songs and rhythms.
Ms. Yaneva explores interdisciplinary collaborations, participating in social projects with theater companies from Bulgaria, and is also interested in the work with children. In March 2007 she became a team leader of the first Children's Music Social Project at the New York Cares organisation. Vlada is a recipient of the annual 2003 Elwa van Gelder Scholarship. In May 2006 she completed her studies at the Manhattan School of Music, graduating from the studio of Nina Svetlanova.
Her future engagements include concerts in Italy, Macedonia and Bulgaria, as well as in the New York area. Currently she resides in NYCity as performer and piano teacher.