Dobrinka Tabakova

(born in 1980, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria), composer. She won the Jean-Frederic Perrenoud Prize of the 4th International Competition of Music in Vienna when she was 14 years old. She studied at Alleyn’s School London and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Afterwards  she was awarded a Ph.D in composition from King’s College, London. She studied composition under Simon Bainbridge, Diana Burrell, Robert Keeley and Andrew Schultz. Tabakova’s composition have been performed at the Cheltenham Music Festival, the international Festival of composition at the Paris Conservatoire, Kremerata Baltica Latvia, Lockenhaus Festival Austria, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht and others. Her “Praise”was sung at St.Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. She won the GSMD Lutoslawski Composition Prize in 1999 and the Adam Prize of King’s College London for the song cycle Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music in 2007. Her works have been performed in Bulgaria, Britain, Russia and throughout Europe. She has worked with orchestras including Academy of St.Martin in the Fields, Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Orchestra of the Swan and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Her works have been performed especially by the violist maxim Rysanov.
Selected works: Modetudes for solo piano (1998), Pirin for solo viola (2000), Midsummer Magic, Opera in 1 act (2000-2001),The Custard Tart, opera in 1 act ( 2003), Whispered Lullaby for viola and piano (2004), Suite in old Style for viola, strings and harpsichord (2006), Nocturne for solo piano (2008), Suite in Jazz Style for viola and piano (2008), Concerto for viola and Strings (2008), Schubert Arpeggione.
Awards: Jean Frederic Perrenoud of the 4th International Competition of Music in Vienna; GSMD Lutoslawski Composition Prize in 1999; Adam Prize of King’s College London for the song cycle Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music in 2007

Contact: dobrinka.com