Music Monday: Tabakova: Modetudes

This week, we pivot from the saturated world of the orchestra to the leaner, more tightly focused world of the solo piano. Dobrinka Tabakova was born in Plodiv, Bulgaria in 1980, but she moved to London in 1991 and has lived there ever since. Altho her family is full of doctors and scientists, they were also avid music-lovers, and it didn't take long for Tabakova to start gaining recognition — she won her first prize (the Jean-Frédéric Perrenoud prize) at the age of 14, and has racked up numerous accolades since, including the honor of writing an anthem for Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. All of the performances currently listed on her website are in Europe, but with her prodigious talent, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we start hearing her works played on this side of the pond as well.

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