Bulgarian-British-American soprano Theodora Ivanova Nestorova was the 2018-2019 Fulbright Study/Research Grant Recipient to Vienna, Austria studying in the MA Lied/Oratorio program at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien and conducting voice science research. The 2018-2019 first-place winner of the American Prize in Vocal Performance (Art Song College/University Division), Theodora graduated with a BM (Voice Performance & Musicology) from Oberlin Conservatory [May 2018].
An avid early and contemporary musician, she has recorded world premiere compositions at the Bulgarian National Radio in Sofia and performed at the Wien Modern Festival, Bang on a Can 30th Anniversary N.Y.C. Concert, and Emmanuel Music’s The Bach Institute. As a scholarly voice teacher, Theodora has published and presented her research at the National Opera Association conference, Voice Foundation’s New Investigator Research Forum, and Pan American Vocology Association symposium. Theodora is currently pursuing her MM in Vocal Pedagogy at New England Conservatory in Boston.