2019 RECIPIENTS

Azer Damirov

Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Recipient of the Ministry of Culture Russian Federation’s Stipend and The 2019 Florencia M. Mack Scholarship Award., Azer is a Laureate of numerous national competitions. In 2007 Azer received a Diploma at the 14th Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Fermo, Italy, and a special iPalpiti prize for participation in the iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles. Azer participated in master classes and festivals in Dortmund in Germany, Britten-Pearce Orchestra in Great Britain, and Volga Regional Young Symphony festival.  He is a member of iPalpiti since 2009, including East Coast residency and in concerts at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall, and Los Angeles festivals. In 2012, he performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a winner the American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music.

 

In 2014, Azer formed the Philadelphia-based The Amaranth Piano Trio with several performances in its debut season. In 2018, on a special invitation by the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan he gave solo recitals and master class in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. In May 2019, as a winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions he and fellow iPalpitian, violist Adelya Shagidullina gave a series of concerts in Southern California. Azer began his musical studies at the age of eight. At 14, he was accepted in the Musical College of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in the class of Professor Maria Keselman from which he graduated in 2007 at the age of 20 with an equivalent of a Bachelor Degree Diploma. In the fall 2010, Azer was accepted into Bachelor of Music Program at Boyer College at Temple University in the class of Professor Schmieder, where, subsequently he completed his Master's degree in 2013, and currently pursues a Doctoral degree in Music Performance. 

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