Jana Marinova was born in Burgas, Bulgaria into an artist family. She began her piano lessons at the age of 4. She studied at a music school and a German high school in her hometown. At an early age Jana won several prizes in Italy: “Concorso Internazionale di Musica Per i Giovani Citta` di Stresa”, “Concorso Internationale Pianistico Cava de` Tirreni” in Salerno, “International Piano Competition Ibla Grand Prize” and also various prizes in Bulgaria. At the age of 13 she gave her first concert with an orchestra in Bulgaria.
Having graduated from high school, Jana decided to take a break from music and spent 5 years studying Scandinavian languages at the university in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. After the break she decided to continue her musical education and began to study piano at the College of Music “Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst” in Frankfurt.
She works as piano teacher for children and adults at a music school in Bad Homburg, Germany and as répétiteur for singers. Jana is active in performing at concerts, participating in many projects with singers and chamber musicians.
At the time of writing (feb. 2011) Jana is preparing her piano program for the final examination in June this year at the College of Music “Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst” in Frankfurt.