I am grateful to all of you for your efforts, your interest in the music of the great Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyli. We received a total of fifty-one works comprising twenty-six countries from four continents. These are the USA, Japan, China, Taiwan, Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, Iran, Kuwait, Turkey, Israel, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan. Our honorable Board of qualified Jury studied entries very carefully, selecting the best of the best. The name of the Hajibeyli encouraged musicians around the world, and as a result number of excellent compositions emerged.
On behalf of the organizing committee and the entire Jury, we would like to thank every one of you for your valuable contributions and for making it a success. The Award ceremony and the Gala concerts will take place on September 23 at 7 PM at the Mugham Center in Baku, Azerbaijan and on November 5 at 7 PM at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in New York. The Gala program will feature works of the competition winners and the original compositions by Hajibeyli.
We are pleased to announce the names of the winners of the Hajibeyli International Composition Competition.
- Marius Diaz (Colombia) Award of Excellence 1st Prize $2,000 & Publishing in the USA
- Turkar Gasimzada (Azerbaijan) Award of Excellence 2nd Prize $1,000 & Publishing in the USA
- Matthew Perrett (United Kingdom) Award of Excellence 3rd Prize $500 & Publishing in the USA
- Galymjan Sekeyev (Kazakhstan) Certificate of Achievement & Publishing in the USA
- Parisa Sabet (Canada) Certificate of Achievement & Publishing in the USA
- Bracha Bdil (Israel) Certificate of Achievement & Publishing in the USA
- Tahir Ibishov (Ukraine/Azerbaijan) Certificate of Achievement & Publishing in the USA
- Aria Esmaeili Torkanbouri (Austria) “Uzeyir Hajibeyli” Award
- Orkun Tekelioğlu (Turkey) Certificate of Recognition of Azerbaijan Composers Union
- Zarrin Shukur (Azerbaijan) “The Youngest Composer” Award
President of National Music & Global Culture Society
Head of the Organizing Committee of the Hajibeyli International Composition Competition
Professor, Dr. Nargiz Aliyarova