Narmina Afandiyeva

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Narmina Afandiyeva
Narmina & Piano 01.jpg
Photo of Narmina
Background information
Birth name Narmina Afandiyeva (Nərminə Əfəndiyeva)
Born (1976-02-24)February 24, 1976
Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Pianist, tutor
Years active 1994 - present

Narmina Afandiyeva (Azerbaijani: Nərminə Əfəndiyeva; Russian: Нармина Эфендиева) (born 24 February 1976) is an Azerbaijani classical pianist and tutor.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Narmina Afandiyeva was born in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan in 1976. In 1986, attended the BulBul Secondary Special Music School and graduated in 1994 with a first-class honours. The same year, she entered the Baku Academy of Music where she studied piano, and in 1998, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then studied for her Master's Degree there, graduating in 2000 with first-class honors. She has performed more than 100 times as a soloist in Baku and abroad. Known as a brilliant pianist in Azerbaijan, in addition to Afandiyeva's performances in recitals, she is also an opera accompanist.[2] She is married to Hasan Enami Olya, a well known Azerbaijani musician and opera singer.

Awards[edit]

  • Participant of the 1st International Contest of Young Performers named after Chopin in Moscow
  • Winner of the Republican Contest of Pianists named after Asaf Zeynally (III Prize)[3]
  • Winner of the Festival of Young Performers (II Prize);
  • Winner of the Republican Contest of Young Pianists for the title of the Best Pianist of the Year (III Prize)

Performances[edit]

  • Concert, works by Tofig Guliyev, German-Azeri Cultural Association "Kapellhaus", Baku City – Farida Mammadova (soprano), Hassan Enami (tenor), Gulchin Aslanova (piano) and Narmina Afandiyeva (piano)[4]
  • Recital, works by Mozart, Shubert, Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet and Hajibeyov (2005) – Farida Mammadova (soprano), Hassan Enami (tenor), Narmina Afandiyeva (piano) [5]

Recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ E. İskəndərov, Mstislav Rostropoviçlə keçən unundulmaz gütlər, Musiqi Dunyasi (in Azeri)
  2. ^ Day, Фонд Гейдара Алиева представляет премьеру новой постановки оперы Фирангиз Ализаде «Интизар» (Heydar Aliyev Foundation presents the premiere of the new production of the opera Firangiz Alizadeh "Intizar"), 10 May 2010 (in Russian)
  3. ^ Zerkalo, По фpоновым доp Victoryгам, 8 May 2010 (in Russian)
  4. ^ Baku Pages, Concert dedicated to composer due, February 8, 2002 (in Azeri)
  5. ^ Baku Academy of Music, 11 yanvar 2005 ildə «Kapellhaus» da Ariya və romanslar axşamı keçirilmişdir (in Azeri)