December 15, 2021 11:37 (UTC + 04: 00)
By Laman Ismayilova
Young Azerbaijani singer Urfan Jafarov won the 4th International Competition for Singers in Memory of Muslim Magomayev.
Urfan Jafarov received the diploma of the winner of the 1st degree of the competition. He also received a certificate for holding a solo concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
For the fourth year, the best singers from various countries come to Truskavets from Ukraine to participate in the competition in memory of the legendary singer and songwriter, the people’s artist of the USSR Muslim Magomayev.
Only professional singers and singers between the ages of 16 and 40 with special musical training and students of music universities and colleges can participate in the vocal competition.
All participants passed the blind screening by audio. The singers with the highest number of points are invited to the final selection at Truskavets.
As part of the competition, singers performed opera arias and songs from the repertoire of Muslim Magomayev.
The uniqueness of the competition is to identify and open to the world singers who are equally skilled at singing both opera and pop music.
In 2021, some 18 singers reached the final of the competition. Urfan Jafarov captivated the hearts of the members of the jury with his beautiful voice and received the highest score.
This year the jury included the soloist of the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, the popular artist Gulnaz Ismayilova.
Urfan Jafarov took part in the competition with the support of the Main Department of Culture of the City of Baku.
During the competition, Urfan Jafarov was accompanied by the pianist, the emeritus artist Nigar Melikova, who received the diploma of “Best accompanist”.
Note that Urfan Jafarov is a laureate of republican and international competitions, a graduate of the Baku Academy of Music. Jafarov is the soloist of the Azerbaijani State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
Her teacher is the opera singer, the popular artist Khuraman Kasimova, who has worked with many young talents.
Khuraman Kasimovac could have been part of the jury for this competition, but for more objectivity in the evaluation of her student’s performance, she decided to refuse.
Despite the fact that Urfan Jafarov was already in Ukraine, Khuraman Kasimova continued to monitor the preparation process. She carefully selected the program, the order of performance of the musical compositions and gave valuable advice on vocal technique. As a result, Urfan Jafarov did not disappoint the mentor, he returned to his homeland with a great victory.
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