Sofia studied musicology at the Lviv State Conservatorynamed after M. Lysenko and in the Odessa State Conservatory named after A. Nezhdanova, also, she studied at postgraduate courses at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.
Since 1985 he has been working at the Lviv Philharmonic as a lecturer-musicologist.
She is a regular host of international music festivals “Virtuosos” and “Contrasts”, as well as leads prestigious festivals in Ukraine and Poland. She was published as a music critic in Lviv newspapers and the magazine “Music”. She spoke at scientific conferences in Poland. Since 2004 she has worked as a journalist for RadioMan, covering cultural news. Holder of the honorary award “Honored Cultural Worker of Poland” (1998). Collaborates with the artistic association “Dzyga”.
In 2015, Sofia Ivanova was awarded the Golden Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland.