Nayden Todorov

Nayden Todorov


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2018Bernstein: West Side StoryConductor
2018Orff: Carmina BuranaConductor
2018Rutter: MagnificatConductor
2018Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, C MinorConductor
2018Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Op. 98, E MinorConductor
2018Gershwin: Porgy And BessConductor
2017Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierConductor
2017Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk DistrictConductor
2017Puccini: Gianni SchicchiConductor
2014Gershwin: Rhapsody In BlueConductor


Nayden Todorov is among the most talented Bulgarian musicians of his generation. Commanding a vast symphonic and operatic repertoire, he is capable of forming brilliant culminations, at the same time commanding strict control over the dramaturgic development of the music.

‘A musician to the backbone whose harmonic and smooth movements enchant acoustically and visually’ (Solothurner Zeitung, July 2005).

A native of Bulgaria, the multi-talented European conductor has been a revelation in Vienna, Israel, and Bulgaria, where he currently serves as general director of the Bulgarian national orchestra – Sofia Philharmonic. He studied with Karl Osterreicher and Uros Lajovic in Vienna, and has gone on to conduct major orchestras across the European and American continents. In Israel, he was the resident conductor of the Israel Northern Symphony in Haifa, selected from among more than 150 candidates.

Nayden Todorov has recorded over one hundred compact discs for Naxos, RENT Music, Balkanton, MMO, Danacord, IMI and Hungaroton, and has also created several music productions for various radio and TV stations. In addition, he is director of Sofia National Philharmonic, and since 2001 has been a regular guest at the National Opera and Ballet in Sofia. In 2012, Nayden Todorov was named ‘Bulgarian Musician of the Year’.

Having gathered enviable experience behind the conductor’s stand for his age, he works eagerly with inspiration and joy over every work that captures his attention.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bernstein: West Side Story No Concert Hall Bulgaria 2018
Orff: Carmina Burana Immediately Concert Hall Bulgaria 2018
Rutter: Magnificat 24 hours Concert Hall Bulgaria 2018
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, C Minor Immediately Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra 2018
Brahms: Symphony No. 4, Op. 98, E Minor Immediately Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra 2018


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