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elcompositorhabla Interview of Dobrinka Tabakova with Ruth Prieto from Elcompositorhabla, May 2019,   read here or hyperlink to web site  

prs logo UK orchestras to champion 11 of the best pieces of British orchestral music from the past 25 years through PRS Foundation’s Resonate programme, May 2019 PRS web site and  read here

Interview with Dobrinka Tabakova as Composer in Residence of Davos Festival, Switzerland, August 2018  read here

Interview of Dobrinka Tabakova with Sandra Nidzvecka in Riga for the world premiere of “Tabula Emerald”, May 2018,   read here

Interview of Dobrinka Tabakova as Resident Composer of the MDR Orchestra,  Leipzig, Germany -  Dobrinka bei MDR KLASSIC, Interview for the MDR Klassik Team: Max Hunger, Leipzig, April 2018    watch here

Being the composer-in-residence with Truro Cathedral, February 2018  web site & read here

Dobrinka Tabakova - musicians are sprinters, composers are marathon runners, interview in Utrecht with Zangeres Giovanka for VPRO Vrije Geluiden, November 2017    watch here

How Dobrinka Tabakova shaped her double concerto for Lucas & Arthur Jussen, Interview in Amsterdam with Music journalist Thea Derks about the World premiere of the Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Strings, Nov 2017,   read here & watch here

  Interview with Dobrinka Tabakova about her Concerto for Two  pianos, percussion and stings, Amsterdam 2018 (in Dutch) read here

"Успех като по ноти"- Extensive interview with Detelina Kalfova (in Bulgarian) for online magazine '', May 2017. read & watch here

"The Adventurer"- Extensive feature interview in the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters' magazine 'The Works', April 2017. read & watch here

"В кадър"- Interview (in Bulgarian) with Kameliya Velichkova for Vij magazine, May 2017. read here

Interview feature as part of Dobrinka Tabakova profile concert at St George's Bristol, March 2017

Dobrinka Tabakova was Chair of the jury for BBC Young Musician Competition 2016
Article about the final from the ArtsDesk here

Hear & Now- Arvo Pärt and Dobrinka Tabakova, interview with Ivan Hewett, Sept 2015

The Culture Trip- 10 young composers redefining classical music, April 2015

Five under 35- BBC Radio 3 interview for Composer of the Week with Donald Macleod, March 2015

  The Arts desk- 10 Questions for Composer Dobrinka Tabakova, by Sebastian Scotney, March 2015

PLANET HUGILL Planet Hugill- Robert Hugill encounter with Dobrinka Tabakova , March 2015
Planet Hugill- Celebrating a Bulgarian émigré in London- Pierre Rouve aka Peter Ouvaliev, March 2015

  BBC Music Magazine-
Nine of the best: contemporary female composers, March 2015

Seen and Heard- Interview with Rob Barnett, March 2015

PRS for Music's MMagazine Featured Artist, June 2014
"Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova has a knack for drawing out the tranquility and atmosphere in any instrument she works with..."


'Music beyond time' - Interview with Ekaterina Dotcheva (in Bulgarian), June 2014

Article and interview with Tyran Grillo- ' An Architect of Time' November 2013

Interview for Portuguese national newspaper Expresso, September 2013 'Cordas Vibrantes' by Jorge Calado

BR Klassik Plus feature with Annekaterin Schnur, September 2013. 'Folklore und Avantgarde'- interviews from Dobrinka Tabakova, Kristina Blaumane and Maxim Rysanov

Minnesota Public Radio- New Classical Tracks interview, July 2013 Conversation with presenter Julie Amacher

Article in leading Dutch classical music magazine Luister, July/Aug 2013 'Maanden alleen met muziek' by Marjolijn de Cocq 

Coming soon Article in leading classical music magazine Fono Forum (in German), July 2013
"The rediscovery of emotion"- Die Wiederentdeckung des großen Gefühls. Beim Begriff "Neue Musik" denken viele noch immer an Sterilität, Kühle, Unverständlichkeit. Dobrinka Tabakova gehört zu einer Generation junger Komponisten, denen Provokation fremd ist, die stattdressen wieder einen direkten Weg zum Hörer suchen. Das Neue entdeckt sie dabei auch im Alten...

Article in Neue Musikzeitung by Ralf Dombrowski, July 2013
Von der besonderen Kraft des Unmittelbaren... Ernsthaftigkeit ja, Ernst nicht immer. An manchen Stellen ihrer Werke erlaubt sich Dobrinka Tabakova kleine Wendungen, die mit der Bedeutungsschwere spielen. Vielleicht wirken die funf Kompositionen, mit denen sie sich auf String Paths der zeitgenossischen Musikszene vorstellt, deshalb so frisch und fei 

Article in online US magazine by Stephen Smoliar, June 2013 Bulgarian-born composer Dobrinka Tabakova first came to the attention of ECM founder and producer Manfred Eicher through the Lockenhaus Festival, a source of inspiration for many of the ECM New Series releases involving both composers and performers...

Feature in Spiegel online by Werner Theurich, June 2013 Sie gehört zu den wenigen zeitgenössischen Komponistinnen, die ein größeres Publikum finden... 

Feature in online contemporary classical music site Sequenza 21, June 2013 'The Importance of being Dobrinka Tabakova' by Jerry Bowles

Meet Dobrinka Tabakova... by John Montanari, June 2013 read transcript of broadcast

Interview in online magazine 'programata' by Anastas Punev, June 2013 Вратите към свободата...

Interview from online magazine creator Tobias Fischer, June 2013 About frozen concerts and swimming through the ocean of music...
15 Questions, 2006 The term "avantgarde" is changing and Dobrinka is one of those lending it a new meaning...

Q&A in British Academy of Composers (BASCA) publication 'The Works'. June 2013 Dobrinka Tabakova answers questions from fellow BASCA members

Article in classical German magazine Crescendo by Christoph Schüren, June 2013 Publikumsnah. Sie zählt bereits jetzt zu den bei Musikern und Publikum beliebtesten klassischen Komponisten...

Article in jazz and classical German magazine Rondo by Guido Fischer, May/June 2013 Vergangenheit mit Folgen...

BBC Music Magazine Rising star- Great artists of tomorrow feature, May 2013

Podcast- Conversation with George Miller, March 2013

Premiere of the Year, 2012
Premiere of the fortnight, 2009
Premiere of the fortnight, 2004

  Music Teacher Magazine - My music education, May 2012
Choir & Organ - Interview with Shirley Ratcliffe, 2006

The Guardian - Pick of the week






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