The BBC Concert Orchestra has announced the appointment of Dobrinka Tabakova as its new Composer in Residence.
Continuing the BBC Concert Orchestra’s commitment to new music, Dobrinka takes the reins from Associate Composer Guy Barker, who over four years with the orchestra premiered works including The Lanterne Of Light at the BBC Proms with soloist Alison Balsom in 2015 and his Soho Symphony, based on London’s Soho region, as part of the 2014 EFG London Jazz Festival.
Tabakova’s new role will see her work with the orchestra for an initial period of three years, with her first orchestral commission scheduled for the orchestra’s 18-19 season, to be premiered at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, where the BBC Concert Orchestra is Associate Orchestra.
As well as exploring Tabakova’s existing compositions, the role will include three orchestral commissions from BBC Radio 3 for the BBC Concert Orchestra. Tabakova will also participate in the artistic planning and direction of the orchestra’s work as a whole, including concerts, recordings and learning projects.