Ani Panova is 17 years old. She was born in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
She studies in a Pre-College program at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Ani started playing the violin when she was 6 years old. At the same age she participated in the international violin competition "Ochrid Pearls – 2012“ in Ochrid, Macedonia, taking the second jury prize in the age group up to 9 years. At 8 she participated in the international competition „7th Competition of young performers of orchestral instruments „Dobrin Petkov“ – Plovdiv 2013“, winning 3rd prize in the age group up to 11 years.
When she was only seven, Ani played Vivaldi as a soloist with the Vratsa Philharmonic Orchestra.
She took part in master violin classes with Alexandеr Ostrovski, Dortmund, Germany (2014), Sigüenza, Spain (2015), Yova Yordanova in Moscow, Russia (2013), Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2013), Pleven, Bulgaria (2012) and Opatia, Croatia (2013), Elmira Durvarova – Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2013), Micho Dimitrov - Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2014), Ginka Gichkova - Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2015), Maxim Fedotov - Moscow, Russia (2017), Midori Goto - Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2017), Tatiana Berkul - Sankt Pölten, Austria (2018), Koh Kameda - Berlin, Germany (2018), Bomsori Kim - Iselrohn, Germany (2019), Maxim Vengerov (2020).
In 2015 she played in the gala concert of the winners of the American Protegé competition at Carnegie Hall, New York. Together with her sister Hristina, they became the youngest Bulgarian musicians to have played in the most famous concert hall in the world.
During 2016 Ani took first prize in her age group in "Jugend Musiziert" Competition, Germany. In the same year she played as a soloist with Ruhrstadt Orchester, Germany, with conductor Claus Eickhoff.
In 2017 Ani again won the first prize in "Jugend Musiziert" Competition, Germany, in the ensemble section with her sister Hristina.
In April 2017 she participated in the International music festival at the "Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music".
Ani was chosen among the 16 finalists of the prestigious "Il Piccolo Violino Magico" competition in Italy in July 2017.
At the „Gnessin“ International Competition in Moscow in March 2018, Ani became a second prize-winner in the solo category for professional performers and a second prize winner (in the absence of a first prize) in the duet category with her sister Hristina.
In April 2018, Ani and Hristina performed as soloists the Concerto for two violins by Antonio Vivaldi with the Plovdiv Opera Orchestra, conducted by Eugeniy Chevkenov.
In April 2018, the two sisters released their first CD, including virtuoso works from Wieniawski, Saint-Sans and Sarasate.
Ani won first place in the "First EMA-Vienna Violin Competition JOSEF SIVÓ 2018", in junior category, which took place from 14th to 16th December 2018 in Vienna.
In April 2021, Ani and Hristina won as a duo the first prize with 100 points and the special prize of the jury of the International Instrumental and Vocal Performance Contest, Oradea, Romania.
Ani is the third prize winner of the Tibor Varga Junior International Violin Competition 2022.
As a laureate at the 28th Competition of the German Musical Instrument Fund, Ani has been playing the violin "Gand & Bernardel" Fres (No. 908, Paris 1881), provided to her by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben Foundation since February 2020.