This year the Vivapiano competition is dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of the birth of the composer KrumTabakov. In connection with this decision, participants who would like to compete at the Gala concert in the Grand Prize and the Grand Prize Junior categories must include in their programs one or more works from the piano cycle "Children's drawings" by Krum Tabakov:
Krum Tabakov was a Bulgarian composer. In 1961 he graduated from the former Bulgarian State Conservatory, now the National Music Academy, in the composition class of Prof. Pancho Vladigerov. In the period 1966-1985 he worked as a composer and music artistic director to the Bulgarian National Theater.
He was the author of original music and musical arrangements for the performances in the Bulgarian National Theater, the Bulgarian Army Theater and many others. He co-operated both with the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television. He also composed vocal music, piano pieces, etc.