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.
Further information: dobrinka.com
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