By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani and Israeli musicians have delighted the audience
with a chamber music concert, Azernews reports citing Trend Life .
Laureate of international competitions, talented pianist Saida
Tagizada (Azerbaijan) and violinist Evgenia Epshtein (Israel) gave
a joint concert at the Chamber and Organ Music.
The chamber music concert was rich and varied: music pieces by
Felix Mendelssohn, Edvard Grieg, Francis Poulenc, and Fikrat Amirov
sounded at the concert.
The idea to hold such a concert among the musicians was born a
long time ago, but the pandemic has made its own adjustments to
'Before the 2nd Simurg Music Festival, whose task is to expand
the knowledge of children and adolescents in the field of musical
art, Evgenia Epshtein was recommended to me as an excellent teacher
and a wonderful musician. We met and agreed that she would come to
Baku and conduct master classes for the festival participants.
Unfortunately, all plans were postponed for a long time as the
pandemic began. Evgenia Epshtein managed to visit Azerbaijan only
this year. So, we have prepared an interesting program for fans of
classical music, which, I hope, will resonate in their hearts,'
said Saida Tagizada before the concert.
Evgenia Epshtein also shared her thoughts about her first
concert in Baku. Israeli musician was captivated by the beauty of
During the concert, she performed a music piece by Fikrat
Amirov, one of Azerbaijan's best-known 20th-century composers.
Evgenia Epshtein expressed her hope to perform classical
masterpieces by Azerbaijani composers more than once.
The violinist plans to hold master classes in Baku and share her
experience and knowledge with young talents.
Despite the fact that for Evgenia Epstein and Saida Tagizada the
concert was their first joint performance, their tandem turned out
to be very harmonious and caused an enthusiastic reaction from the
The concert program was organized by the founder and director of
the Simurg Music Festival Saida Tagizada, Arts Council Azerbaijan,
with the support of PASHA Holding as well as the Azerbaijani
Ministries of Culture and Education.
Saida Tagizada studied at the Bulbul Secondary Special School
and the Baku Musical Academy.
She is a laureate of prestigious international competitions. The
pianist has successfully performed in many countries.
The musician performed in New York's Carnegie Hall and gave solo
concerts in Japan.
Evgenia Epshtein was born in Russia, started learning to play
the violin at the age of six, and graduated from a school for
In 1990, she emigrated to Israel, where she studied at the Tel
Aviv Academy of Music. Evgenia Epshtein received a master's degree
from the Rotterdam Royal Academy.
The musician is a co-founder of the Aviv String Quartet. She has
performed as a soloist with orchestras from different countries and
participated in various festivals.
Evgeniya Epshtein is an assistant professor at the Split Academy
of Arts, professor of violin and chamber music, and artistic
director of the Summer Con Spirito summer school in Trogir
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