Faraj Gara oglu Garayev (December 19, 1943 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani composer, music instructor, professor, son of the prominent Azerbaijani composer Gara Garayev and one of the leading composers of post-Soviet period.


Faraj Gara oglu Garayev (Azerbaijani: Fərəc Qara oğlu Qarayev; December 19, 1943 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani composer, music instructor, professor, son of the prominent Azerbaijani composer Gara Garayev (Kara Karayev) and one of the leading composers of post-Soviet period.

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, 19.12.1943.

In 1966 graduated cum lauda from the Azerbaijan State Conservatory, composition class by prof. Kara Karayev, his father. 1970-1971 – post-graduate course at the same class.

In 1966-2003 teached composition, orchestration, and polyphony at The Azerbaijan State Conservatory (since 1991 – Baku Musical Academy), since 1994 – professor.

Since 1991 lives in Baku and Moscow. Since 1999, professor at The Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Music Theory department. In 2003-2005 professor at The Kazan State Conservatory, Composition department.

In 1994-1996, Vice-Chairman of the Association of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Moscow.

Since 1995, co-founder and president of Yeni Musiqi Society for contemporary music in Baku.

In 1980-1994 worked as an Artistic director of the BaKaRA Ensemble (Baku).

In 1991 composer-in-residence in Folkwang-Hochschule Essen, Germany.

In 2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2013-2014, 2015-2016 — Art Director of the project "Face To Face With Time" ("Zamanla üz-üzə"), by Ministry of Culture of Azerbaidzhan.

Faraj Karayev
Info: Azerbaijani composer
Index: 5.5
Type: Person Male
Period: 1943.12.19 - ..
Age: 80 years
Area :Azerbaijan
Occupation :Composer
Periods :Modernist Music


Update Time:2019-03-04 20:07 / 5 years, 1 month ago.