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IMAMYAR HASANOV

Kamancha

Acclaimed in Azerbaijan and the United States for his versatility and virtuosity as a kamancha soloist and arranger, Mr. Hasanov has brought traditional Azeri music onto the world stage. With his extensive knowledge of many of the world’s traditional instruments as well as Western classical music, Mr. Hasanov has not only contributed to the preservation of Azeri traditional music, but also brought it to the forefront of both the classical and world music fields. Imamyar Hasanov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. He started playing the kamancha at the age of 7 and became the youngest soloist in Azerbaijan’s National Music Instruments Orchestra. He has a Master’s Degree in Art and Music from the Azerbaijan State Conservatory named after Uzeyir Hajibeyov. Imamyar is a dynamic virtuoso who performs Azerbaijani and Middle Eastern traditional improvisations as well as European classics that he arranged for solo kamancha performance. He founded Gala, the first tar, kamancha, and piano instrumental trio in Azerbaijan, which took first place in the Seeking Talent competition in Azerbaijan in 1996. Imamyar Hasanov is the winner of multiple national and classical music competitions in Azerbaijan and has participated in music festivals all over the world. (info@kamancha.com).