A graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, Todor Popstoyanov’s professional career began at the age of 21 when he joined the Spanish Royal Opera House at the invitation of Maestro Lorin Maazel. He has collaborated with orchestras from the USA, Europe and Asia, including The Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Komische Opera, Barcelona Symphony, New World Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic, and with conductors including Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel and Jaap van Zweden. He is also an avid chamber musician and solo performer having won several prizes including the Yamaha Performing Artists Competition, International Horn Society Competition, Barry Tuckwell Scholarship and Bramhall Concerto Competition.
A native of Bulgaria, Todor began playing the piano at the age of five and the horn at the age of nine. His most influential teachers have been his mother, Kurt Snyder and Jerome Ashby of the New York Philharmonic. He joined the HK Phil in 2016.