photo ECM Records
/ Sussie Ahlburg
Dobrina Tabakova was born in Bulgaria and came to London with her family in her early teens. Recent work has included Immortal Shakespeare, written for the Shakespeare 400 celebrations for Orchestra of the Swan (where she was Resident Composer from 2014 to 2016) and Tamsin Waley Cohen. I interviewed Dobrinka in 2015 (see my interview) when she was featured composer on BBC Radio 3 and at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival.
Dobrinka is also composer in residence at Truro Cathedral and as part of BBC Radio 3's programming for International Women's Day, Choral Evensong will come from Truro Cathedral where the newly formed girl choristers choir will perform a new piece by Dobrinka.