The fifteenth version of the pageant celebrated Hajibeyli’s contribution to Azerbaijani tradition and welcomed classical musicians from all over the world.
It’s grow to be some of the essential fixtures on Azerbaijan’s cultural calendar, and this 12 months’s fifteenth version of the Uzeyir Hajibeyli Music Competition was no exception.
Lately held within the capital Baku, the occasion welcomes classical musicians from all over the world.
A celebration of Hajibeyli’s contribution to Azerbaijani tradition, the pageant seeks to foster younger musical expertise.
It additionally makes an attempt to push the boundaries of inventive expression and innovation, whereas additionally selling the works of maestros that aren’t so well-known.
“They’ve tackled a chunk by a French composer who just isn’t so well-known, Gabriel Fauré, whose dying in 1924 will likely be commemorated subsequent 12 months,” defined violinist Franck Chevalier.
“He’s a fantastic French composer, very particular and maybe essentially the most “French” of composers. It’s a kind of music that has a really explicit character, very completely different from German music, which is mostly very dominant, and I believe they’ve discovered this French spirit remarkably effectively, so I’d prefer to warmly congratulate them.”
Masterclasses are a serious function of the pageant. Established in 1996, the famend Diotima Quartet held one in all their very own for the scholars of the Baku Music Academy.
“This masterclass could be very helpful for us, as we have been proven numerous interpretations of the piece, so we will select the one that we are going to use in our performances,” violinist Humay Hacizade informed Cult.
Along with honing pupil expertise, the pageant performs host to a number of concert events and reside performances, lots of which try to carry new that means to the greats.
“In the present day’s mission is named Paradox of Serenity and the principle concept in selecting the repertoire is Beethoven’s sluggish music,” defined Osman Eyublu, a violinist and pianist.
“As a result of in the present day within the twenty first century we’ve got a picture of this composer solely from [a] pathetic and dramatic aspect, and on this live performance, I attempted to point out his extra serene aspect,” he added.
Together with Baku, the annual Uzeyir Hajibeyli Music Competition phases a number of concert events in cities throughout Azerbaijan over the course of 4 days.