Gabala International Music Festival to start soon

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The 13th Gabala International Music Festival will open its doors
on July 27.

Organized by Heydar Aliyev Foundation and supported by the
Culture Ministry, the festival will run until August 2,
Azernews reports.

This year’s Gabala International Music Festival is dedicated to
the 100th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev.

Along with Azerbaijan, world-famous musicians, performers and
conductors, music collectives from Great Britain, Estonia,
Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Turkiye will take part in the

The festival will open with a concert “Viva Opera” under the
artistic direction of People’s Artists Farhad Badalbayli and Murad

The concert soloists, including People’s Artists Dinara Aliyeva
(soprano), Avaz Abdullayev (baritone), Samir Jafarov (tenor), Yusif
Eyvazov (tenor) and Honored artist Sabina Asadova (mezzo-soprano)
will perform at the opening concert.

The soloists will be accompanied by the Azerbaijan State
Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the Honored Artist Ayyub

Colorful music programs, Classical, chamber music and mugham
evenings will be presented as part of the festival, which has been
traditionally organized since 2009.

Baku Chamber Orchestra, Clarte Clarinet Quartet, Qaytagi
instrumental ensemble, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, People’s
Artists Anvar Sadigov, Farhad Badalbayli, Gulnaz Ismayilova, Murad
Adigozalzade Ulviyya Hajibeyova, Yegane Akhundova, Honored Artists
Emil Afrasiyab, Fuad Ibrahimov, Farida Mammadova, laureates of
national and international competitions Atash Garayev, Dennis
Hasanov ( Russia), Elmina Hasanova, Ali Mammadov, Humay Hajizadeh,
Mahir Taghizadeh, Mustafa Mehmandarov, Nargiz Kangarli, Osman
Mustafazadeh, Rustam Zeynalov, Saida Taghizadeh, Umidah Abasova,
Vurgun Vakilov, talented young soloists, mugham performers, Dmitry
Sitkovetsky (Great Britain, conductor), Mikhail Lidsky (Russia,
piano), Henry-David Varema (Estonia, cello), Mari ush Patira
(Poland, violin) and others will perform at the13th Gabala
International Music Festival.

The 90th anniversary of the famous Azerbaijani composer Arif
Malikov, the 95th anniversary of the well-known pianist Bella
Davidovich, the 150th anniversary of the great composers Sergei
Rachmaninov and the 190th anniversary of Johannes Brahms will also
be celebrated with special musical programs.

On the days of the festival, there will be a concert of young
singers and master classes by Mikhail Lidsky (piano) and
Henri-David Vareman (cello) within the framework of the “Support to
Youth” project, initiated by the Azerbaijan State Academic
Philharmonic Hall.

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