By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall hosted a concert dedicated to talented composer Pike Akhundova on October 11.
People's Artists of Azerbaijan, including Aygun Beyler, Lala Mammadova, Zaur Amiraslanov, singers Zabit Aliyev, Sabina Arabli, Orkhan Jalilov, Vusal Hajiyev, tar player Shakhriar Imanov, Natiq Rhythm group performed music pieces by composer, Trend Life reported.
The whole audience gave them a standing ovation.
The artists were accompanied by the Tofig Ahmadov Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Farhad Garzilli.
The evening was organized by the "Mədəniyyət" (Culture) TV channel with the support of Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the State Philharmonic Society.
Pike Akhundova enjoyed music since childhood. Her mother Irada Aslanova was a music teacher. The girl grew up under beautiful piano music, which played a decisive role in her life.
She studied in three departments of the Music School named after Bulbul - piano, composer and music theory, which she in 2001, graduated with honors.
Further, Pike Akhundova graduated Baku Musical Academy.
Her talent was completely revealed when she was still in the eighth grade. Her first romance, she wrote on the poems of Moll Panah Vagif "Unfortunately, no." This song was performed by Amil Hasanoglu for the first time at a state concert in honor of the arrival of renowned cellist Mstislav Rostropovich in Azerbaijan. A year later, Pike Akhundova won the Grand Prix of the song contest "Golden Key-99". At the contest, this song was performed by Mirza Babaev. Her first international victory was at the competition of young pianists and composers in St. Petersburg in 2000. Then she was only 16 years old.
Since that time, her creativity finds a way to the hearts of music lovers.
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