Ilham Nazarov to perform at the State Philharmonic Hall

Opera singer

September 21, 2021 1:55 p.m. (UTC + 04:00)

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By Laman Ismayilova

The Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall will host a concert for young talents as part of the 13th Uzeyir Hajibayli International Music Festival on September 23.

The concert entitled “Youth echos of the Uzeyir art” will take place at the Chamber Music Hall, bringing together emeritus artist Ilham Nazarov and his students Subkhan Rustamov, Gunel Binnetli, Adelin Ozturk, Tofig Zeynalov, Kanan Rahmanzade and solo violin Ilaha Ismayilova.

The evening will feature musical pieces by Muslim Magomaye, Alessandro Stradell, Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms and others.

Vaccine passports and special invitations will be required for entry to the concert.

Ilham Nazarov is the only Azerbaijani countertenor and the only singer from Azerbaijan to have two voices at the same time: the countertenor and the baritone.

As a baritone, he performed at the Azerbaijani National Opera and Ballet Theater in the role of Nofel (Leila and Majnun), Silvio (Pagliacci), etc.

In 2017, he participated in the 5th International Professional Competition of Young Opera Singers “The Grand Opera” in Russia.

The opera singer graduated from the Baku Academy of Music. He completed a three-year internship at the Italian Academy D’Arte Lirica – first as a baritone, then as a countertenor.

He became the first Azerbaijani singer to perform at the Roman Opera.

In 2020 Ilham Nazarov released a new album “Inspiration” which featured Franz Schubert’s song cycle “Swan Song” for voice and piano.

The music album was recorded at the Azerbaijan State Academic Philharmonic Hall and Namiq Zeynalov Recording Studio.

During the recording of the album, Ilham Nazarov was accompanied by a talented pianist, doctoral student of the Baku Academy of Music, Gunel Bakirli.

Ilham Nazarov is the first countertenor in the world to perform a series of works by Franz Schubert.

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