Bulgarian Composer Dobrinka Tabakova Nominated for Grammy Awards 2014
Dobrinka Tabakova, a young composer, has become the only Bulgarian to receive a Grammy nomination.
Her album Tabakova: String Paths has been included in the Classical Compendium category.
It was also announced as one of the four CD Albums supporting the Grammy Nomination of the ECM Records Director Manfred Eicher for "Producer of the Year, Classical".
Dobrinka Tabakova was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1980. 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 and graduated the Guildhall School of Music and Drama 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 and has attended master classes with John Adams (composer), Louis Andriessen, Alexander Goehr, Olav Anton Thommessen and Iannis Xenakis.
Dobrinka Tabakova's "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 in Music in 2007.
In 2011 Dobrinka Tabakova was awarded first prize and medal of the Sorel Organization's choral competition in New York.