Adelina was born in 1980 in Yambol, Bulgaria. When she was nearly 8 her mother attempted to enroll her for piano lessons. Initially Adelina was refused entry because of her ‘old’ age but later was accepted in order to help fill vacancies. Adelina made rapid progress and soon reached the level of her contemporaries despite not having her own piano and needing to practice on her neighbours instrument. After joining the Music School in Burgas, Bulgaria and over the next five years Adelina participated in concerts, festivals, master classes and won many awards at piano competitions. Adelina was also a soloist with the Burgas Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1999 she was accepted into the Prof. Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music in Sofia where she attained one of the first places. Adelina completed her musical education by graduating with a Master of Musical Instrument Pedagogy from the St Kliment Ohridski University in Sofia, Bulgaria.