Dobrinka Tabakova

Bulgarian-British composer Dobrinka Tabakova was born in Plovdiv in 1980 and won an international music competition in Vienna when she was fourteen years old. She has lived in London since the age of eleven. She studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at King's College London. Her composition teachers were Simon Bainbridge, Diana Burrell, Robert Keeley and Andrew Schultz.

She has been commissioned by BBC Radio 3, the European Broadcasting Union and the Royal Philharmonic Society. Her music has been performed in Europe, Hong Kong, Russia and the USA.

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A selection of articles about Dobrinka Tabakova

A Treasure Trove - Roderic Dunnett explores the substantial catalogue of Regent Records

Ensemble. Byrd in Context - Mike Wheeler hears The Sixteen

Ensemble. Peak Intensity - Mike Wheeler listens to Dvořák, J S Bach, Dobrinka Tabakova and Sibelius from Jakob Koranyi, Tabita Berglund and the Hallé Orchestra

Ensemble. Simply Outstanding - Mike Wheeler listens to Dukas, Elgar, Tabakova and Walton from Zlatomir Fung, Ben Gernon and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Ensemble. Packed With Good Things - Roderic Dunnett reports from the 2019 Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester

CD Spotlight. Vibrant Testimony - Music inspired by the Virgin Mary, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... overflowing with a translucent beauty ...'

Ensemble. The Finest of Them All - The 2012 Hereford Three Choirs Festival, reviewed by Roderic Dunnett