Ayyub Guliyev



Born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2005 graduated from the Baku Music Academy, where he studied conducting with Y.Adigezalov. Continued his studies at the St.Petersburg State Conservatoire under Prof. A. Polishchuk and later at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and European Music Academy in Czech Republic.

He has appeared at many famous venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Grand Hall of the St.Petersburg Philharmonia, Mariinsky Concert Hall and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall; has collaborated with world best orchestras.

In 2011 he headed the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2013 he became a Principal Guest Conductor of the Academic Symphony Orchestra named after V. Safonov (Russia).

In 2006 Ayyub Guliyev won the 1st Prize and the Special Prize at the Lutoslawski International Competition in Bialystok (Poland). In 2008 he was awarded with the Orchestra Preference Prize at the Mitropoulos Competition in Athens. In 2009 he got the 1st Prize at the Conducting Competition in Craiova, Romania. In 2010 he won the top prize (Giuseppe Sinopoli Award) at the Arturo Toscanini International Competition in Parma (Italy). In 2017 Ayyub Guliyev became the 2nd Prize Winner at the International "Debut in der Laeiszhalle" Competition in Hamburg.

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