Baku to mark Rauf Abdullayev`s birthday

Baku to mark Rauf Abdullayev`s birthday

Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall will host a concert dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the People's Artist of Azerbaijan, famous conductor Rauf Abdullayev.

Rauf Abdullayev has been artistic director and chief conductor of the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra named after Uzeir Hajibey for many years.

At the jubilee concert,  maestro will perform together with the world-famous violinist, Grammy Award winner Maxim Vengerov.

Rauf Abdullayev was born on October 29. 1937 in Baku. He graduated from the Piano faculty of the Uzeyir Hajibeyli Baku Academy of Music and the faculty of Opera and Symphonic Conducting of the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory. He worked as the Chief Conductor in the Opera House in Baku from 1968 to 1984. Since 1984, Rauf Abdullayev serves as the Artistic Director and the Chief Conductor of the Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra.

Abdullayev's wide-ranging repertoire includes music of different epochs, styles and directions.