Bulgarian-British-American soprano Theodora Ivanova Nestorova is currently pursuing her fourth year of the Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance and Minor in Music History at the Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music. Miss Nestorova is also an Acton, Massachusetts based Voice Teacher.
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Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Bulgarian
Praised for her “unique voice”, Bulgarian-British-American soprano Theodora Ivanova Nestorova is currently pursuing her third year of study in Vocal Performance at the Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Lorraine Manz.
As a young, budding opera singer, Miss Nestorova has performed as Oberto in Oberlin Opera Theater’s Spring 2016 Production of Handel’s Alcina, Amore in Oberlin in Italy’s Summer 2016 Production of Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Soprano Ensemble Member in MetroWest Opera’s Spring 2013 Production of Carmen. In addition, Miss Nestorova has performed many opera scenes in prestigious summer programs such as the Interlochen Arts Camp High School Vocal Artist Program in 2012, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Vocal Program in 2013, the Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera Institute in 2014, and Classical Singing & New York in June in 2015. Miss Nestorova has studied with Dr. Dana Lynne Varga and Dr. Velizara Karayankova, and coached with many of the world’s most renowned coaches.
Equally at home as an avid concert soloist, Miss Nestorova has performed various recitals around the world, including making her European debut during an individual Winter Term project at the National Academy of Music “Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia, Bulgaria in January 2015. As a choral musician, Miss Nestorova was a soprano soloist and section leader of the Oberlin Mozart Players’ Spring 2016 Production of Haydn’s The Creation. In the past, she has been the soprano section leader of Oberlin College Choir from (phone number hidden), was selected to participate in the MMEA Easter Senior District and Massachusetts All-State Choruses, and was the Queen (Leader) of the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Madrigal Singers and a soprano section leader of Chamber Choir from (phone number hidden).
Miss Nestorova has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including Honorable Mention in The Philharmonic Society of Arlington’s Young Artist Competition—Woods Division in 2014, a finalist in The Williams Chorale Bacardi-Fallon Scholarship Competition in 2014, General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Massachusetts “Nickels for Notes” Music Scholarship in 2014, Massachusetts Music Educators Association Eastern Senior District Scholarship in 2014, Finalist and Audience Favorite Award; MetroWest Opera High School Vocal Competition in 2012, Rowena D. Meier Vocal Scholarship for vocal growth, choral excellence, talent, & positive character for (phone number hidden), and Second Place; NATS Musical Theatre Vocal Competition; Boston Chapter; Division 1a in 2010. Additionally, she received a Conservatory Dean’s Talent Award, a merit scholarship awarded by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music’s Vocal Studies Division for all four years of undergraduate education.
Miss Nestorova has been an honored participant in master classes with renowned musicians such as Nathan and Julie Gunn, Harolyn Blackwell, Margo Garrett, Dr. Kathryn LaBouff, Karen Holvik, Dr. Corradina Caporello, Dr. Sarah Hoover, Dr. Stephen Austin, and Cristina Stanescu. Miss Nestorova also holds positions as the Soprano Section Leader Choral Scholar at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Amherst, MA and a Circulation Desk Student Assistant at the Oberlin Conservatory Library. As a rising pedagogue, she is a Student Laboratory Assistant in the Otto B. Schoepfle Vocal Arts Center and a Voice Teacher at the Avon School & Strongsville Academy of Music in Ohio as well as creating and maintaining her own private vocal studio. A truly well-rounded artist, Miss Nestorova also served as the Administrative and Community Outreach/Development Intern at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in 2015 and the Artistic Intern at MetroWest Opera from (phone number hidden).
Truly a multi-faceted artist, Miss Nestorova anticipates graduating from Oberlin with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, a Minor in Music History/Musicology, and Advanced Studies in Piano. Her love of the music of languages is evident in her polyglot background. Miss Nestorova is also a nationally-ranked figure skater who enjoys travelling, writing, and reading.