Ivanica started playing the violin and piano at the age of 8 in Music School Franjo Kuhač in Osijek, Croatia in a class of prof. Ines Ana Tomić. After secondary school graduation, she continued her music studies at the Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she graduated specializing in Violin.
Ivanica’s notable awards at competitions include 1st prize at the Croatian National Competition for Chamber Ensembles in 2015 (organized by HDGPP - Croatian Association of Music and Dance Teachers) as a member of a string quartet. Whilst studying in the academy she received two Rector’s awards for participating in group projects of collaboration between Zagreb’s artistic academies: one for participation in Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen and the other for participation in Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte.
Her notable solo performances include a short recital at the Croatian writer Ankica Kišić’s novel promotion in Osijek in 2012, recitals in Hrvatski dom (Croatian Home) in Osijek and in Slatina, Croatia in 2013. She has also performed as a chamber musician, notably in 2014 in the Croatian National Theatre of Osijek, organized by Rotary Club Croatia.
Ivanica has had multiple performances with the Academy of Music, Zagreb’s Symphony Orchestra, including the grand opening of the Blagoje Bersa Concert Hall, part of the grand opening of the Academy’s new building in 2014.
Ivanica worked as a private violin/piano teacher for three years whilst studying in Zagreb. At the same time, she worked as a theatre attendant and finally was promoted to become a full-time stage manager at contemporary-styled theatre &TD in Zagreb.