By Laman Ismayilova
Baku will host a nationwide competition among instrumental
mugham performers and mugham singers on September 2-9, Azernews
The music contest is co-organized by the Ministry of Science and
Education, the Culture Ministry, the Azerbaijani National
Conservatory, the Bulbul Foundation, and the Bulbul Secondary
Special Music School to mark the 125th anniversary of Azerbaijan's
outstanding singer, People's Artist of the USSR Murtuza
The competition includes a preliminary qualifying and two main
stages. During the qualifying stage, participants to be determined
will pass to the first stage of the competition.
The qualifying stage will take place at the Bulbul Secondary
Special Music School on September 2.
The Azerbaijani National Conservatory will host the first and
second stages on September 5-7.
The first stage of the competition will be held on September
5-6. At this stage, musicians can perform works by Azerbaijani and
foreign composers, mugham music, etc.
The second stage is scheduled for September 7 and requires a
piece from Bulbul's repertoire, preferably a mugham performance.
The republican music contest is open to spectators.
Musicians and instrumentalists aged 17-25 can participate in the
competition. Each contestant must submit a performance
(approximately 10 minutes) reflecting the richness and diversity of
Azerbaijan's traditional musical heritage.
Those wishing to take part in the competition should send an
application and documents (copy of ID, biography, and photo (10.7
cm * 14.8 cm, jpg) by August 25 to the email address
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