A conductor with a plastic and impeccable gesture, he is among the most
talented Bulgarian musicians of the young generation. He controls a broad scale
of tempi and is capable of forming brilliant culminations and at the same time
performs strict control on the dramaturgic development of the music, laid down
both in the symphonic and the opera parts. ‘A musician to the backbone whose
harmonic and smooth movements enchant acoustically and visually.’ (Solothurner
Zeitung, July 2005)
A native of Bulgaria in 1974, the multi-talented European conductor has been a
revelation in Vienna, Israel, and Bulgaria. He studied with Karl Osterreicher and
Uros Lajovic in Vienna and has gone on to conduct major orchestras across the
European and the American continents, and in Israel, where he was also resident
conductor of Israel Northern Symphony in Haifa (selected from more than 150
candidates). He commands a vast repertoire and is one of the most respected
young conductors in the music world.
Maestro 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 the
Music Director of the much-lauded Thracia Summer International Music Festival
and since 2001 he has been paying regular guest visits to the National Opera and
Ballet in Sofia. In 2012 Nayden Todorov is named Bulgarian Musician of the Year.
Nayden Todorov has been also a Principal Guest Conductor of the Sofia
Philharmonic’s since the 2003-2004 season. 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.
From 2005 to 2017 he was the general manager and music director of the Rousse
State Opera & Philharmonic.
Since 2017 Nayden Todorov is general director of the Sofia Philharmonic.