Young Azerbaijani composer Turkar Gasimzade has progressed to the ALEA III, 30th International Compositions Competition in Boston.
At the final concert Gasimzade will perform his own composition "Gurama".
More that 200 composers from a wide range of countries have submitted their entries for the contest. Only six composers from the US, UK, France Austria, Greece and Azerbaijan countries have qualified into the final.
Talented Azerbaijani composer got a master`s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. The composer is pursuing doctorate in the Cincinnati Conservatory. Turkar Gasmizadeh`s compositions have been honoured with prizes in different competitions held in US, Italy, Sweden, Latvia and Austria.
Alea III is the contemporary music ensemble in residence at Boston University, a group devoted to promoting, playing, and teaching music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Founded in 1978, Alea III is the third such group organized by Music Director Theodore Antoniou. The ensemble is consistent with the music it embraces---flexible in size, open to experiment and to exploration. Over the years, Alea III has offered world-premiere opportunities for dozens of contemporary composers, often under the composer's direction, and with extended program notes or comments.
Frequent international touring has enhanced the relationships of American performers with their colleagues and composers from other parts of the world. With its inspiration, several other contemporary groups have been formed, offering growing opportunity to young composers and musicians to play and comprehend contemporary music.