Farhad Badalbeyli

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Farhad Shamsi oglu Badalbeyli (Azerbaijani: Fərhad Bədəlbəyli; born 1947, Baku) is an Azerbaijani pianist and composer.

The son of Leyla and Shamsi Badalbeyli, he was named People's Artist of the USSR (1990), won in 1968, ex-aequo with Viktoria Postnikova, the 4th edition of Lisbon' Vianna da Motta International Music Competition. Since 1991, he has been the rector of the Baku Academy of Music, where he has taught since 1971.

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