Teodora Nedyalkova


Teodora Nedyalkova



Teodora Nedyalkova was born in Bulgaria in 1990. She started playing the cello at the age of seven, and in 2009 she graduated from the National School of Arts “Panayot Pipkov” (Pleven, Bulgaria).The same year Teodora began her studies at the “Prince Claus Conservatory” (Groningen, The Netherlands), in the class of the renowned Professors Jan-Ype Nota and Michel Strauss. In June 2014 she graduated “Cum Laude” with a Bachelor’s degree in Music (specialization cello performing and teaching), and furthermore she was invited to continue her musical education and development in the Master of Music program of the “Prince Claus Conservatory”.She has been awarded with a spectrum of eminent prizes from international and national competitions: first prize in a National Competition dedicated to Bulgarian Music in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008; first prize in an International Competition for performing German and Austrian music in 2007; and first prize in an International Competition dedicated to J. Haydn in 2006. Additionally, Ms. Nedyalkova`s contribution to the development of Bulgarian culture was recognized by the Minister of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, thus she has twice been awarded with an annual award and scholarship for her future development.Since March 2011, Teodora Nedyalkova is a member of the “Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds” (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), therefore she has the honor to play on the masterpiece cello built by the renowned Dutch luthier, Jaap Bolink, together with a bow crafted by J.F. Daber (Lyon, France). From May 2012 she became a part of the Labberté-Hoedemaker Fund which is fully supporting her musical development and career.Teodora participated in a variety of master classes, some of them were held by Professor Stefan Popov- “Guildhall School of Music and Drama” (London, Great Britain), Professor Georg Baich- (Vienna, Austria), Professors Anner Bylsma, Richard Aaron (USA), Harro Ruijsenaars, Jeroen den Herder, Jeroen Reuling, Roland Pidoux, Shmuel Magen, Gary Hoffman, Xenia Jankovic, Amir Eldan, Antonio Meneses, and Peter Bruns. She has taken part in many chamber music festivals, including the “Peter De Grote” Festival“ (The Netherlands) 2009/10/11/12/13 where in the 2013 edition she was awarded with an award for “Outstanding musicianship” and invited to take a part as one of the artists in the 2014 and 2015 editions of the festival; Master class-“Schiermonnikoog”-2012 (The Netherlands), where her performance of G. Fauré “Deuxieme Sonata” op. 117 for cello and piano was included in the CD of the festival; Master class “Apeldoorn”-2012 (The Netherlands), the “Aurora” Music Festival (Sweden), where in the summer of 2015 she had the honor to work with the legendary Maestro Kurt Masur and Johannes Gustafsson.Teodora Nedyalkova has performed in many of the major halls in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, and The Netherlands. She was a soloist of Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras, performing some of the major pieces from the cello repertoire - J.C. Bach Cello Concerto in C minor in 2003, D. Kabalevsky Cello Concerto no.1 in 2004, J. Haydn Cello Concerto in C major in 2005, C. Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto in 2006, and E. Elgar Cello Concerto in 2009.In the season 2013/14 she had the honor to play in a variety of projects with the Noord Nederland Orkest during which she had the opportunity to cooperate with great musicians, conductors, and soloists: Stefan Asbary, Stefan Vladar and Liza Ferschtman. As a passionate chamber musician and cellist of the Canto Quartet, she has worked and played with eminent artists such as the Casals Quartet, the Bennewitz Quartet, the Rubens Quartet, the Quarteto Quiroga, Roland Daugareil, Stephan Picard, Veselina Manikova, Ilona Timchenko, Chris Duindam, Juan Zurutuza, Esther van Stralen, Hanneke de Wit, and Per Nystrom.



The goal of the project “Connecting art and sciences” is to create several links between classical music and, more specifically, string quartet music and sciences. The first series of workshops organized by the Canto Quartet in collaboration with different scientists and the violin maker H. Woldring (Groningen) will be dedicated to acoustics. The workshops are a great opportunity to experiment in a very practical context. By having the set of string quartet instruments made by Mr. Woldring with a clear purpose to sound acoustically balanced, we can experience and talk about several concepts connected to acoustics while showing them.

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Kamerorkest van het Noorden

The mission of the Kamerorkest van het Noorden will be contributing to the cultural development of the North Netherlands.The vision of the project proposed is to found a professional chamber orchestra based in the North, which would principally cover the artistic and cultural needs of such three provinces, by bringing music in a widespread way throughout them, from main cities to smaller villages. This project wishes to expand and develop the interest for music throughout the citizens, with a particular look towards the younger audiences.The orchestra would perform a variety of musical styles, from classical repertoire to innovative performances, including opera and film music.


De Oosterpoort Groningen, The Netherlands – Master Gala HSO

Theater/Bioscoop De Nieuwe Kolk, Assen, The Netherlands – Master Gala HSO

Happy Bachday – De Oosterport Groningen, The Netherlands

Concert tour and master classes – Pleven, Sofia – Bulgaria

Canto Quartet – Haren, The Netherlands

Canto Quartet – Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands

Master classes with Zaap Quartet and Canto Quartet

Master classes with Quarteto Quiroga and Canto Quartet

Canto Quartet – Der Aakerk – 215 year anniversary of KNG, Groningen, The Netherlands

Canto Quartet presenting the project “Art and Science” during the festival “De Nacht van Kunst & Wetenschap”– Der Aakerk, Groningen, The Netherlands

KvN, De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands

Master Final Piano Exam of Hessel bij de Leij, Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen, The Netherlands

Opera “Kwajr” (premiere), Groningen, The Netherlands

Opera “Kwajr” (premiere), Groningen, The Netherlands

Canto Quartet – Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds Concert, Ennemaborgh, The Netherlands

Antonín Dvořák Piano Quartet and Quintet with Hessel bij de Leij- Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Premier String Quartet no.1 by Olger Star – Festival Hongerige Wolf

Peter De Grote, Groningen, The Netherlands