Teodora Nedyalkova


Teodora Nedyalkova


Teodora Nedyalkova was born in Bulgaria. 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/chamber music 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”. In September of 2016, Teodora completed her Master’s Degree with distinction.

She has been awarded 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 an annual award and scholarship for her future development.

Since March 2011, Teodora Nedyalkova was a member of the “Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds” (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). From May 2012 she became a part of the Labberté-Hoedemaker Fund which is fully supporting her musical development and career. Since 2018 she plays on a cello made by H. Woldring.

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, Peter Bruns and Natalia Gutman.

She has taken part in many chamber music festivals, including the “Peter De Grote” Festival“ (The Netherlands) 2009/10/11/12/13 wherein the 2013 edition she was awarded an award for “Outstanding musicianship” and invited to take apart as one of the artists from 2014 edition till nowadays; Masterclass- “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; Masterclass “Apeldoorn”-2012 (The Netherlands), the “Aurora” Music Festival (Sweden), wherein the summer of 2015 she had the honour to work with the legendary Maestro Kurt Masur and Johannes Gustafsson and in 2017 with Maestro Krzysztof Penderecki.

Teodora Nedyalkova has performed in many of the major halls in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, Mexico and China. 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 honour 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 Asbury, Stefan Vladar and Liza Ferschtman.

As a passionate chamber musician and one of the founders of the Kamerorkest van het Noorden (2016) and cellist of the Canto Quartet, Kahlo Piano Trio and Nedyalkova|Lominadze duo, 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, Per Nystrom, Quirine Scheffers, Máté Szűcs (solo violist of Berliner Philharmoniker) and Sophie Dervaux (solo bassoonist of Wiener Staatsoper).

By the end of 2016, after finishing her Master's Degree, Ms. Nedyalkova was invited to become an assistant cello teacher of Jan-Ype Nota in “Prince Claus Conservatory” and manager-producer of the classical Department of the conservatory (Hanzehogeschool, Groningen, The Netherlands).




The duo Nedyalkova|Lominadze is performing regularly in The Netherlands since 2013. The concert programs that are organized by the two yang musicians are characterized with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, which is strongly appreciated by their audience. Moreover, Ms. Nedyalkova and Ms. Lominadze are bonded with a very strong friendship, which is beneficial for their playing and making their music making even more touching, expressive and compelling.


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