In 2015, she was honored to inaugurate the Peabody-UMBC Partnership in Innovation alongside cellist Mauricio Ray Gallego. Teodora is an avid proponent of new music and has often appeared with the Now Hear This ensemble, led by Courtney Orlando, performing works by groundbreaking composers such as Reich, Haas, and Mincek. As a soloist, she has participated in master classes with many esteemed pianists including Richard Goode, John Perry, Jose Feghali, Tamara Poddubnaya, Eric Heidsieck and Anton Dikov , and has performed under the baton of David Zinman and Edward Polochick. In 2016, she was chosen as the pianist for the Naxos recording of Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts’ CD under the direction of Marin Alsop. Teodora is also a co-founder and artistic director of the Annunciation Cathedral Concert Series in Baltimore, MD.
Teodora‘s performing history encompasses the stages of multiple countries (US, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Macedonia, Czech Republic) and accolades at national and international competitions (Clara Wells Scholarship (US), Yamaha Scholarship Competition (Bulgaria), Albert Roussel (Bulgaria), Seiler (Bulgaria), and Nikolai Rubenstein (France). She holds performance degrees from the Peabody Institute (MM, 2011; Performance Diploma, 2013; DMA, 2020) where she studied under renowned pedagogue Ellen Mack.
Visiting Lecturer of Piano
Room: PAHB 260