2971 Union Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Master Classes, general information
- Given by our visiting concert artists
- Held in front of a live audience
- Four performers for 30 minutes each
- Performer Fee: $35
- Audit Fee: $5, pay at the door
- SBGS Members and donors audit for free!
- For more information and to schedule a performance spot, contact Jerry Snyder – email@example.com
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Rovshan Mamedkuliev is an extraordinarily talented Azerbaijani-born guitarist who is taking the classical guitar world by storm. Since 1999 he has won more than 20 awards in national and international guitar competitions, including the 2012 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Concert Artist Competition. His playing is unique and captivating. At his upcoming San Jose concert you will hear music by composers from Italy, Spain, Latin America, England, Russia, and Azerbaijan. Join us for his San Jose concert on April 13. Not to be missed. Seating is limited.
Mamedkuliev was born in 1986 in Baku, Azerbaijan and grew up in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. He showed exceptional musical talent as a child and began guitar lessons at the age of 11. In 2004, he was accepted into the Nizhny Novgorod Conservatoire where he studied with nationally renowned guitarist Aleksey Petropavlovsky and joined the faculty immediately after graduation. He now teaches classical guitar at the Maimonides Academy of the A.N. Kosygin Russian State University in Moscow.
An advocate of new music, Mamedkuliev has premiered many new works for guitar, including the Concerto No. 3 “Antony” for guitar and orchestra composed by Philippe Lemaigre and the Concerto “Famalicao” by Elena Lebedeva for guitar with chamber orchestra.
He also performs his own arrangements. He has published arrangements of music by Russian composers, Masters of Russian Composition: Alexander Borodin and Anatoly Lyadov (MelBay Publications, USA, 2014), and an arrangement of the music by the native Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov, Six Miniatures (LACG Editions, USA, 2015). The Amirov miniatures are on his program for the upcoming San Jose concert.
His CDs include “Con Anima” (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2011), a CD in the GFA Laureate Series on the prestigious Naxos label (Toronto, Canada, 2012), a CD “Semi-Awake, Semi-Dream” on the Contrastes Records (Sevilla, Spain, 2015). In January of 2016 Rovshan Mamedkuliev recorded his second CD on Naxos (Toronto, Canada).