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, where he currently serves as a general manager and music director of the Rousse State Opera & Philharmonic. 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.
The 39-year-old 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.