Krum Tabakov


28.01.1939 – 21.12.1985Sofia - Bulgaria

Krum Tabakov graduated from the State Academy of Music in 1961 majoring in Composition under Professor Pancho Vladigerov. He worked as a composer and music artistic director of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre (1966-85).

He wrote original music as well as multiple musical settings to theatre performances for the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, the Bulgarian Army Theatre, etc. He collaborated with the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television. He also composed vocal music, pieces for piano, etc.


Chamber Music:

Children’s Drawings:
Happy Grandfather; Autumn in the Forest; The Dispute; Butterfly; Game; Water Pipe; Skating Rink; Punished; The Old Bell Tower (1982). Piece for two pianos for eight hands (1986).

Theatre music:
Ordinary Story by V. Rozov;
Diplomats by N. Dragova and P. Stefanov;
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams (produced by B. Halachev);
Saturday, Sunday, Monday by Eduardo De Filippo (produced by M. Beniech);
Appointment by A. Volodin (produced by D. Stoyanov);
Strange People by Maxim Gorki;
Retro by A. Galin;
At Night by Al. Dudaev (produced by D. Gyurova);
Deadline by V. Rasputin;
The Fiest by Nikolay Haytov (produced by Kr. Azarian);
Shadows by M. E. Saltikov-Shchedrin (produced by Kr. Mirski).