Fakhraddin Kerimov – сonductor

General information

Fahraddin Kerimov is Honored Artist of Azerbaijan. Since September 2004 he is the conductor of the State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Baku and professor of vocal and opera training Baku Music Academy.

Fahraddin Kerimov born in Baku. After the Special Music School under Baku Conservatory, from 1973 to 1978 he studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in violin class. After finishing he worked as a concertmaster of State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Baku.

From 1982 till 1988 he studies in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in State Conservatory named after N.A.Rymskoho-Korsakov in the Department of opera and symphony conducting in the class of Valery Gergiev and professor I. Mussina.

From 1988 Fahraddin Kerimov is conductor of State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Baku.
From 1991 till 2001 he worked as a conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of the State Conservatory named after Mimar Sinan (Istanbul – Turkey).

In 1996 on the festival «White Nights» he successfully conducted the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

In 2000 he was invited to be a music director of the ballet «Romeo and Juliet» by Prokofiev in the State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Izmir. From 2001 till 2004 he was working as chief conductor of this theater and made a number of opera productions such as «Carmen» Bizet, «Norma» by V. Bellini, «Love beverage» Donizetti, «The Tales of Hoffmann» by J. Offenbach .

In February 2004 Fahraddin Kerimov conducted opera «Il Trovatore» by Giuseppe Verdi at the State Opera and Ballet Theater of Minsk (Belarus).

In 2001-2004 he often was invited to conduct Symphony Orchestras of Philharmonic Katowice, Krakow, Hzheshov in Poland.

In the summer of 2004 on the opening of Olympics games “Children of Asia” he successfully conducted the orchestra of the Yakutsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Sakha Republic). In December 2004 Fahraddin Kerimov was invited to this theatre to made the production of opera by Georges Bizet «Carmen». At the scene of Yakutsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre he was conducting many opera and ballet performances .

Fahraddin Kerimov had tourney in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, France, Turkey, Russia and Georgia. In June 2008 he conducted concerts of UNESCO program in Paris (France).