Theodora Nestorova

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Theodora Nestorova


Hailing from Bulgaria and born in Britain, soprano Theodora Ivanova Nestorova is the 2018-2019 J. William Fulbright Fellowship Recipient to Vienna, Austria. With this study/research grant scholarship, she will be pursuing the MA Lied & Oratorium program at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien under Profs. Martin Vácha & Anton Scharinger as well as conducting research in voice science & vocal pedagogy under Dr. Christian Herbst.

Miss Nestorova graduated with a B.M. (Voice Performance studying under Professor Lorraine Manz & minor in Music History/Musicology) from the Oberlin College & Conservatory of Music in May 2018. She has performed such roles as Oberto in Handel’s Alcina (Oberlin Opera Theater) and Amore in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (Oberlin in Italy). Miss Nestorova has participated in Emmanuel Music’s The Bach Institute, with the Oberlin Sinfonietta at the Bang on a Can 30th Anniversary Concert in N.Y.C., portrayed Arianna in Scarlatti’s L’Arianna, Diane in Bernier’s Diane et Endimion, and Mad Bess in Purcell’s Bess of Bedlam at the Commencement Concert (Oberlin Baroque Ensemble), and was a featured soloist in Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along (Credo Music—Oberlin) and Haydn’s The Creation (Oberlin Mozart Players).

While under the past tutelage of Dr. Dana Lynne Varga, Miss Nestorova has attended prestigious summer programs such as The CoOPERAtive Young Artists Program, Classical Singing & N.Y. in June, the Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera Institute, the B.U. Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Vocal Program, and the Interlochen Arts Camp High School Vocal Artist Program. She is an honored awardee of the 2018 Ruth Cogan Memorial Scholarship in Vocal Performance, the 2014-2018 Conservatory Dean’s Talent Award, and is the third-place winner of the 2017-2018 American Prize Opera/Operetta College Division. Upcoming engagements include
Miss Nestorova has been playing piano for 17 years, is a formerly competitive figure skater, and an avid linguaphile with a passion for traveling.