A conference entitled “The role of musical instruments in Azerbaijani mugham and in the related traditional genres of East” has today started in the Union of Azerbaijan Composers on the eve of the 3rd International Mugham Symposium.
Chairwoman of the Union of Azerbaijan Composers, Professor Firangiz Alizade spoke of the importance of the annual mugham festival held in Azerbaijan.
She said that the festival encompasses the tasks, such as gathering up-to-date information about the current state of the interrelated forms of the art of music, achieving development of historic ties among different contemporary ethnic/regional cultures, creating an opportunity for the cooperation of activities among the musicians who promote traditional music.
“The contest is open to both vocal and instrumental soloists with an upper age limit of 35 years. Required documents must be submitted no later than February 15, 2013,” she added.
“The World of Mugham” International Music Festival of 2013 co-organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Friends of Azerbaijani Culture Foundation, the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Education, the Composers Union and the National Conservatory will be held on March 11-19.
The general topic of the International Symposium of Mugham is the role of musical instruments in Azerbaijani mugham and in the related traditional genres of East.
The conference featured discussions on Azerbaijani mugham and the related traditional genres of East music in different music instruments./AzerTAc/