Ivan Palovič was born into a musical family. He started to play violin and piano at the age of six studying with Maria Skladana, Gabriela Holičová and Eva Rebrova. He carried on his violin studies at the Conservatory in Bratislava and studied viola at the Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava, at the Hochschule Musik Theater Zürich, Switzerland and at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. He has participated in a number of master classes in Slovakia, Austria and in Switzerland. Between 2011 and 2014 he took private lessons with Nobuko Imai. Currently, he teaches viola at the Academy of Music and Drama and Conservatory in Bratislava.