Emil Tabakov (1947) 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 and Columbia. He conducted opera performances in Teatro La Fenice and Teatro Reggio-Torino, and concerts of the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France, Moskow Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmony, Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico, Philharmonic Orchestra ”George Enescu” Bucureshti, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, 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-part 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 from his operas Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Un Ballo in maschera, and La Forza del Destino.
As a composer, Emil Tabakov has written nine symphonies, concertos for orchestra, concertos for various instruments, a Latin text based Requiem, and chamber and solo works. Most of them were written at the request of international festivals and famous artists and were issued on album.