The Uzeir Hajibeyli 11th International Music Festival

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In the course of 18 to 30 September 2019, the Uzeir Hajibeyli 11th International Music Festival was held with the organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Culture Ministry.

 

Inauguration of the festival took place on September 18. The Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra named after Uzeir Hajibeyli, directed by chief conductor Rauf Abdullayev, and soloist, Russian violin player, winner of the P.Chaikovskiy 14th International Contest Sergey Dogadin performed at the evening. An overture from Uzeir Hajibeyli’s “Koroghlu” Opera, a concert by Jan Sibelius for violin and orchestra, and the 6th symphony of eminent Azerbaijani composer, People’s Artist of USSR, academician Arif Malikov, in memory of the composer, were performed within the programme.

 

Music groups from Azerbaijan, the USA, China, Russia, Turkey, Italy, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Georgia performed at the Uzeir Hajibeyli 11th International Music Festival. In general, some 40 events took place in the festival days in a number of concert halls of the capital, such as 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.

 

The musical festival ended on 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. 



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