Irena Josifoska began cello at age five in the class of her mother, Judit Niderholcer Josifoska, at the Isidor Bajić Music School in Novi Sad. She graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in 2013 after studies with Dejan Božić and went on to the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold in the class of Xenia Jankovic. Irena has received more than 40 awards and recognitions, among them a Silver medal at the Vienna International Music Competition (2018) and a Gold Medal at the Manhattan International Music Competition (2019). She was also the youngest Semifinalist at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2017. Today she is completing her Masters at the Universität der Künste Berlin in the class of Jens Peter Maintz.