By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani conductor Fuad Ibrahimov reached the final of the 4th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition.
This was said at press conference in connection with the semifinal of the 4th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition was held in France.
In her speech, the founder of the competition Marina Bauer stressed a great expressed her gratitude to the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva for the attention paid to the project, Azertag reported.
"First Vice President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva makes a great contribution to the development and promotion of culture. Heydar Aliyev Foundation holds many important projects on development, propaganda of Azerbaijani culture, preservation of cultural monuments. I express my gratitude to Heydar Aliyev Foundation, First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva for the attention paid to our project" , she said
Marina Bauer emphasized that the profile of Azerbaijani conductor Fuad Ibrahimov submitted by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation was highly appreciated.
"We hope that we will see this talented Azerbaijani conductor in the final," Bauer added.
The event is co-organized with the support of Radio France, France musique, L'orchestre philharmonique and Heydar Aliyev Foundation. This year the final of the competition will be organized in Paris, and in Moscow - the festival of Evgeny Svetlanov.
The 4th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition will be held on September 4-8 in Paris at the Radio France Auditorium with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
About 350 candidates sent their applications to the contest, of which 18 went to the semifinals.
The competition was established in 2007 in memory of Evgeny Svetlanov and is held every four years.
Evgeny Svetlanov was a major figure of the 20th century and heir to the great tradition of Russian conductors. His legacy is reflected in the contemporary musical world.
Its goal is to discover young conductors and to support them in the early stages of their career.
The year 2018 will be marked by the celebration of the Maestro’s 90th birthday, thus lending a special dimension to the 4th Competition. The memory of Evgeny Svetlanov will be more present than ever.
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