Viktoria Nikolova is a Bulgarian born singer based in The Netherlands.
has graduated from the National Music School “Liubomir Pipkov” in Sofia where she was born. Her training continued with a Bachelor in classical singing and a Minor in Cultural Studies at New Bulgarian University. Trained as a lyric soprano she decided to look for further development as a singer, performer, creator, and collaborator, which brought her to The Netherlands. In 2017 she graduated from the Master in Classical Singing from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, with distinction, as a student of Rita Dams and Maria Acda-Maas. Viktoria has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Bulgaria and The Netherlands. She has sung since an early age on Bulgarian classical stages with the children’s choir “Bodra Smyana”, participating in opera performances of the National Opera and Ballet Sofia since age 11 and from 2010 as a choir member of the opera house. In 2016 Viktoria took part in a project of Ton Koopman, a collaboration between The Royal Conservatory and The Julliard School - Hohe
Messe (BWV 232) by J. S. Bach performed in New York and Boston, US, and around The Netherlands.
Viktoria performs in various singing styles, from classical and contemporary to folklore and
electronic music. Her recent projects are the ensemble SamoDivas which she formed in 2019 and “Metamorphosis of a Female Character”, a dramatic and humorous music theater performance about Nina Zarechnaya, an underexposed character from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. It premiered on Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam 2019. The conceptual performance with “Die Badkhonim”, a group that derives from the melodrama genre that developed in the late 18th century, called “A Tale of Two Lights”, and an installation performance devised by Johanna Kotlaris, “A Heartwarming Bone Cracking”, in 2018. In 2018/2019 she took part in the Master Praktikum program at Groot Omroepkoor for the season. Currently, Viktoria is working with NKK NXT, a traineeship ensemble program by the Dutch Chamber Choir, she is also taking part in this year’s edition of Opera Forward Festival as a soloist in the opera Five Steps for One Leap and in the project co-production of Silbersee, Gouden Haas and NKK NXT – Kaapdiegoeiekoop. In 2020 she started a collective together with Bahzad Sulaiman (performer, choreographer) and Christopher Collings (trumpet, electronics) with whom she is producing conceptual performance artworks.