Azerbaijan State Academic Philharmonic Hall has hosted a final
concert within Baku Contemporary Music Days.
Musicologist Sara Timurova welcomed the guests of the event. In
her speech, she noted that the festival highlighted the links
between contemporary composing schools of Azerbaijan, Europe and
America, Azernews reports.
The large-scale event was organized with the support of
Azerbaijan's Culture Ministry and the Ministry of Science and
A number of acclaimed musicians from Azerbaijan, Switzerland,
Hungary, Germany, France, Russia and Kazakhstan, including Avital
Cohen (flute), Daniel Weisberg (composer), Szilard Benes
(clarinet), Gleb Khokhlov (violin), Alexander Khubeev (composer),
Yulia Migunova (cello), Andrey Yurgenson (clarinet) took part in
the festival, timed to coincide with the birth anniversary of the
Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006), is rich in works
significant for world musical culture. Some compositions were
performed for the first time in Azerbaijan.
During the final concert, soloists Zakir Asadov (piano), Mahir
Tagizade (baritone) and Fidan Agayeva-Edler (piano) thrilled the
audience with "Capriccio" by Ismayil Hajibayov and Rufat Khalilov,
Ayaz Gambarli's "Melancholy" as well as Gyorgy Ligeti's Piano
Concerto under the baton of conductor Orkhan Gashimov.
The soloists were accompanied by Cadenza Contemporary Orchestra.
Since 2016, the orchestra has been actively participating in both
local and international festivals.The artistic director of the
orchestra is the composer Turkar Gasimzada.
The musical program was greeted by the public with great
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