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EMIL TABAKOV
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Biography

Emil Tabakov is well known worldwide as a guest conductor  in
  • Germany,
  • England,
  • Denmark,
  • Sweden,
  • Poland,
  • France,
  • Italy,
  • Russia,
  • Spain,
  • Romania,
  • Austria,
  • Switzerland,
  • Belgium,
  • United States,
  • Australia,
  • Canada,
  • Japan,
  • South Korea,
  • Singapore,
  • Taiwan,
  • Brazil,
  • Israel,
  • Netherlands,
  • Republic of South Africa,
  • Cuba,
  • Ecuador,
  • Columbia.
He conducted opera performances in  
  • Teatro “La Fenice”,
  • Teatro Reggio-Torino,
  • concerts of Orchestre National de France,
  • Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France,
  • Orchestre National d'ile de France,
  • Orchestre Natilonal de Lille,
  • Orchestre National de Loraine,
  • Orchestre de Avignon,
  • Orchestre de Cannes,
  • Orchestre de Nantes,
  • Symphony Orchestra of Arena di Verona,
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Radio Moscow,
  • Moskow Philharmonic,
  • New Russia Orchestra,
  • Neue Philharmonie Westfalen,
  • Bochum Symphony Orchestra,
  • Seoul Philharmony,
  • Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra,
  • Rio de Janeiro Symphony Orchestra,
  • Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra,
  • Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico,
  • Monterrey Symphony Orchestra,
  • Philharmonic Orchestra ”George Enescu” Bucureshti,
  • Athens Philharmonic Orchestra,
  • Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra,
  • Bourusan Symphony Orchestra (Istanbul),
  • Presidential Symphony Orchestra Ankara,
and others.

Tabakov’s repertoire is enormous, showing a variety of styles from classical and romantic to contemporary genres.

His recording output is considerable including the complete
  • Mahler Symphonies in a 15-CD set,
  • the complete Brahms Symphonies,
  • Overtures,
  • German Requiem and piano concertos,
  • Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony,
  • Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherezade,
  • the complete Scriabin Symphonies,
  • the complete Beethoven piano concertos,
  • Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra,
  • The Miraculous Mandarin,
  • Verdi Requiem,
  • and highlights form Il Trovatore,
  • Rigoletto,
  • Un Ballo in maschera,
  • La Forza del Destino
and other works for
  • Balkanton(Bulgaria),
  • Elan (USA),
  • Capriccio Delta (Germany),
  • Mega-Music (Bulgaria),
  • Pentagon (Holland),
  • Gega-New (Bulgaria),
  • Emi

He is the holder of prestigious national music awards like  Musician of the Year of the Bulgarian National Radio in 1992, "Crystal Lyre" (2009) Union of Musicians in Bulgaria. He was nominated for Man of the Year (1992) by the International Bibliographic Centre in Cambridge. He was ranked among the 100 best professionals for 2012 by the International Biographical Centre, England

CHRONOLOGY

2008
Principal Conductor of The Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

2002
Music Director and conductor of the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra - Ankara

1999
Artistic Director of the New Year’s Musical Festival in Sofia

1988 – 2000
Music Director and conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

1997
Minister of the culture of Bulgaria

1994 - 1999
Music Director and conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra

1987
Principal conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

1985
Conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

1979 – 1988
Music Director and Conductor of the Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra.

1976 – 1979
Conductor of the Russe Philharmonic Orchestra

1977
Prize winner of the Nikolai Malko International Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen.

1978
Received Diploma in Composition at the Bulgarian State Music Academy.

1974
Graduated from the Bulgarian State Music Academy in Conducting and Double-Bass.