Theodora Ivanova Nestorova

Soprano

The first-place winner of the 2018-2019 American Prize in Vocal Performance, Theodora is a multifaceted musician and unique singer of classical to contemporary genres.

Researcher

Awarded the Pan American Vocology Association's Best Student Presentation Award 2020, Theodora's original research has been published in InFormant and ACTOR Project.

Teacher

An experienced and versatile music educator, vocal pedagogue, and voice clinician, Theodora teaches singing, pronunciation/diction, and language lessons.online to students of all interests, ages levels, styles, and backgrounds.

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BIO

Bulgarian-British-American soprano, researcher, and teacher Theodora Ivanova Nestorova loves creating multidisciplinary and cross-cultural musical connections. A vocalist and scholar of diverse interests, Theodora conducts research on Vibrato Variability as well as Slavic Lyric Diction & Repertoire, while working as a voice pedagogue, maintaining a private voice teaching and language coaching studio while serving as a course lecturer/instructor at Framingham State University.

Since 2021, Theodora has been pursuing an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music and is a 2018-19  Fulbright Study/Research Grant Recipient to Vienna, Austria, studying MA Lied/Oratorio at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien and voice science/vocology. Theodora received a MM (Vocal Pedagogy & Music-in-Education Concentration) from the New England Conservatory in 2021 and a BM (Voice Performance/Musicology) from Oberlin Conservatory in 2018.

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The 2018-2019 first-place winner of the American Prize in Vocal Performance (Art Song), Theodora is an avid early and contemporary musician. She has recorded world premiere compositions for international record label album releases with the Wladigeroff Brothers, at the Bulgarian National Radio, with the Indictus Project, and has performed in New England Conservatory (NEC)'s Liederabend Series in Jordan Hall, Wien Modern Festival, Bang on a Can, and Emmanuel Music’s The Bach Institute. Theodora is one-half of the experimental soprano-cello duo, Pizzicanto.

Theodora was awarded the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA)’s Best Student Presentation and has subsequently presented at The Voice Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Symposium, the 10th International Congress of Voice Teachers, the 7th International Physiology & Acoustics of Singing Conference, the National Opera Association conference, The Voice Foundation’s New Investigator Research Forum, and the International Symposium on Performance Science. Theodora’s work has been published in PAVA’s InFormant & ACTOR's Timbre Lingo Series Peer-Reviewed Publication.

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2022 
Calendar

Highlights of Theodora's upcoming season include a recording project of unknown Polish repertoire with the Indictus Project, an oral presentation on original research at the Pan American Vocology Association Virtual Symposium, and an encore themed concert at Bulgaria Hall in Sofia.

SZYMANOWSKI OP. 20 SONGS / Indictus Project

RESEARCH PRESENTATION / PAVA Symposium

BULGARIA HALL RECITAL / Sofia Musical Weeks Festival

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