By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani pianists Saida Zulfugarova and Vurgun Vakilov have
thrilled music lovers in Baku, Azernews reports.
The concert took place at the State Academic Philharmonic Hall
as part of the first Baku International Piano Festival.
The musicians were accompanied by the State Chamber Orchestra
conducted by conductor Valid Aghayev.
Saida Zulfugarova performed Edvard Grieg's Concerto in A minor
for piano and orchestra. At the same time, young pianist Vurgun
Vakilov astonished music lovers with Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano
Concerto No. 2.
Saida Zulfugarova's artistic career clearly reflects her
generous, curious, and enterprising personality: from her
activities as a soloist to chamber music to collaborations with
Vurgun Vakilov is a classical pianist, whose name was written
into the 'Golden Book' of young talents, and is awarded a special
monthly scholarship. In 2017, he was awarded the 'Presidential
Award for Youth'. The pianist is currently studying at the École
Normale de Musique de Paris 'Alfred Cortot' (ENMP).
Notably, the first Baku International Piano Festival kicked off
on May 20-27.
World-famous pianists from Azerbaijan, Turkiye, Poland, the
Czech Republic, France, and other countries took part in the
For more information, please visit the festival's website .
Media partners of the event are Azernews.az, Trend.az, Day.az,
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