By Nazrin Gadimova
Azerbaijani tar virtuoso Ramiz Guliyev will perform at the 29th Fajr International Music Festival which will be held in Tehran on February 13-20.
The event will bring together ensembles and musicians from Austria, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Armenia, Russia, and seven other countries, director of the international section of the festival Behzad Seddiqi said at a press conference.
The festival, which aims to bridge the gap between various generations of musicians in order to reach a dynamic interaction among the members of the great family of music, will be held in Tehran and the provinces of Golestan, Fars, Kermanshah, Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan, and Kohkiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad.
A graduate of Azerbaijan Music Academy in 1969, Ramiz Guliyev has won the Award of Caucasian Music Performers in Japan and ranked first in the Fifth Competition of Moscow Artists Unity in 1974.
He was the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Society's soloist in 1964-94, and the headmaster of the faculty of folk musical instruments of Baku Music Academy in 1990-2000.
The Azerbaijani virtuoso musician was awarded a special prize in the International Folklore Festival held in the USA by the UNESCO in 1988.
He has given successful concerts in Turkey, Afghanistan, Syria, India, Switzerland, Germany, Pakistan, Tunisia, Japan, the US, Canada, Denmark, Iran, Iraq, France, and Poland.