Albena Stoyanova was born in Sevlievo, Bulgaria. After graduating from the P. Pipkov Music School, Pleven, in 1996, she continued her studies in Sofia. In 2003, she won third prize in the international competition for pianists and composers in Sofia.
In 2003, she came to Amsterdam to study piano with Jan Wijn, the Dutch pianist and teacher, and from 2003 to 2007 she studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam. Since 2007, she has been performing with the Infinity Piano Trio.