Todor Popstoyanov (Horn)

A Graduate of the prestiguous Curtis Institute of Music, Todor Popstoyanov’s professional career began at the age of 21 when he joined the Spanish Royal Opera House, a position he was offered by Maestro Lorin Maazel.

He has also collaborated with orchestras in the USA, Europe and Asia, including Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Komische Opera Berlin, Barcelona Symphony, New World Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, KBS Symphony, among others. Major conductors he has worked extensively with are Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Velery Gergier, Lorin Maazel and Jaap van Zweden.

Todor is also an avid chamber musician and solo performer having won several prizes, of which highlights are The Yamaha Performing Artists Competition, International Horn Society Competition, Barry Tuckwell Scholarship and the Bramhall Concerto Competition.

A native of Bulgaria, he began playing the piano at 5 and the horn at age 9. His most influential teachers are his mother, Kurt Snyder and Jerome Ashby of the New York Philharmonic.

Todor joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 2016.