Stanimira Dermendzhieva studied violin at the National Secondary School of Music and Stage Art in Burgas and later in the Higher Institute of Music and Pedagogy, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (now the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts of Plovdiv). She continued her studies in Musicology in the Music Department of the Ionian University of Corfu, Greece and recently finished her doctoral thesis 'Vasily Pavlovich Kalafati (1869-1942): The Life and Works of the Forgotten Composer and Teacher of Russia' in the Hellenic Music Research Lab. She has presented papers at several international musicological conferences. She collaborated with the Tellogleio’s Foundation of Arts of Aristotle’s University of Thessalonica (2006-07) and the Rimsky-Korsakov Apartment Museum (2010) for the exhibition of the archives of the Russian composer Vasily Kalafati. She works at the Primary School education in Corfu and has had her works published both in Greece and Russia.