As an academy student, Tímea Iván won the national Károly Flesch Violin Competition, the Hungarian Radio National Violin Competition and the Leó Weiner Chamber Music Competition. She is one of the founding members of the Festival Orchestra.
She completed her postgraduate studies under Sándor Végh in the Salzburg Mozarteum, after which she became Végh’s assistant professor. Between 1986 and 2001 she was the principal violinist, leader, artistic director and soloist of the Salzburg Camerata Academica, and regularly performed all over the world. Since 2002 she’s been the principal violinist of the Festival Orchestra, as well as being the principal guest violinist of several orchestras abroad (the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic and the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra).