September 30, 2019

Solemn closing ceremony of the 11th Uzeir Hajibeyli International Music Festival takes place

The closing ceremony of the 11th Uzeir Hajibeyli International Music Festival, held with the organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Culture Ministry, took place in Baku, September 30.


The Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra named after Uzeir Hajibeyli, directed by Mustafa Mehmandarov, and laureates of international contests Elnara Mammadova (Azerbaijan-Russia), Regina Rustamova(Russia), Ilham Nazarov (Azerbaijan) Mahir Taghyzadeh (Azerbaijan) Jabrail Idrisov (Uzbekistan) Umid Israilov (Uzbekistan), Giorgi Chelidze (Georgia) etc. performed at the closing ceremony.


Well-known music groups from Azerbaijan, USA, Russia, China, Turkey, Italy, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Georgia performed at the 11th Uzeir Hajibeyli İnternational Music Festival. In general, some 40 events were held during the festival days in a number of concert halls of the capital – the International Mugham Centre, the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Azerbaijan Composers Union, the Baku Music Academy, the Heydar Aliyev Palace, and the Azerbaijan State Academic Music Theatre.


On the festival days, presentations of the project “Azerbaijan in 100 Songs” by composer Aygun Samadzadeh, the book “Music History of Azerbaijan” by Honoured person of art, academician Zemfira Safarova at the Azerbaijan Composers Union, the jubilee evening dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Soltan Hajibeyov and other presentations took place.