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Dr. Teodora Adzharova to join UMBC Music Faculty

We are delighted to introduce Teodora Adzharova who will join the UMBC faculty in Fall 2023 as a visiting lecturer of piano.

As an active soloist and sought-after chamber musician, Bulgarian pianist Teodora Adzharova performs throughout the Baltimore-Washing region, frequently collaborating with musicians from both the Peabody Institute and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.  She has had numerous appearances at the Sundays at Three Concert Series, Summer Chamber Music at Roland Park, Montpelier Arts Center, Washington College, Towson University, University of Maryland, Silo Hill, and as part of the Hedgelawn Series.  On many occasions, Theodore's recordings have been broadcast on APM's Performance Today. 

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.

Posted: August 10, 2023, 9:52 AM