Bulgarian born Albena trained at the State Music Academy of Sofia, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Piano and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under teacher Jan Wijn, where she obtained her second Bachelor Diploma in Classical Music Piano and her Masters in Music Diploma.

She has given piano recitals throughout the Netherlands and Europe, as well as recording key works from Bach, Ravel and Vesselin Stonayov. She was pianist at the Dutch National Ballet Academy and the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.

In 2019 , Albena Stoyanova joined the team of pianists of the European School of Ballet.