I am happy to let you know that The National Music & Global Culture Society announces the NMGCS II International Composition Competition to recognize outstanding new full-scale musical works inspired by the musical material authored by the great composer Fikret Amirov.
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.
The National Music & Global Culture Society is proud to present “Music of Two Worlds”, a concert at the renowned Merkin Hall Kaufman Music Center (129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036), on June 26, at 7:00pm. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. The NMGCS is a not-for-profit organization that aims to unite our multicultural community through the advocacy of music from around the world. The concert will feature esteemed musicians: Stephen Salters, Amir Vahab, Nargiz Aliyarova (NMGCS president and founder), Duo Trouvaille, and Shenika John Jordan.
Stephen Salters is a first-prize winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth competition in Belgium. He is an internationally acclaimed opera baritone with a wide range of repertoire, and excels in both standard compositions as well as contemporary works. The Boston Globe deemed Salters a “fearless and exhaustingly honest performer and a thrilling singer.”
We announce an upcoming event. We’d like to invite you to our concert. Dr. Nargiz Aliyarova will perform solo and chamber music with an extremely talented Juilliard school graduate young violinist Byungchan Lee.
- A. Schnittke – Suite in the Old Style for violin & piano, Op. 80
- N. Medtner – Sonata Reminiscenza, N1, in A minor, Op. 38
- S. Prokofiev – Sonata for violin and piano N1 in F minor, Op. 80
- S. Rachmaninov – Elegie
- S. Rachmaninov – Prelude in G minor
- S. Prokefiev – Sonata for piano N3, Op. 28