ROVSHAN MAMEDKULIEV

Since 1999 Rovshan Mamedkuliev has won more than 20 awards in national and international guitar competitions, including the first prizes of the 10th International Guitar Competition «Hommage à Leo Brouwer» (Antony, France, 2009), the 1st International Guitar Competition «Heitor Villa-Lobos» (Salamanca, Spain, 2011), the XXX Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition (Charleston, SC, USA, 2012), the 48th International Guitar Competition «Francisco Tárrega» (Benicasim, Spain, 2014) and the 48th International Guitar Competition “Michele Pittaluga” (Alessandria, Italy, 2015)

Rovshan Mamedkuliev has performed throughout the world and has given solo recitals in the Moscow International House of Music, Los-Angeles, Toronto, Brasilia, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Vilnius, Sarajevo, Chisinau, Baku, Minsk etc. In 2012, he made his debut in New York's Carnegie Hall and performed in numerous cities throughout Germany and Spain. In the 2013-2014 concert season after winning GFA's International Concert Artist Competition, he toured throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil and performed in 51 concerts and gave  master-classes.

As a soloist he has performed with a lot of ensembles and orchestras including: l’Ensemble orchestral de Valencia (Spain), Orchestre du Conservatoire National de Musique Superieur de Paris (France), Azerbaijani State Chamber Orchestra named after Kara Karaev, Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic Symphonic Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of the Udmurt Republic.

Rovshan Mamedkuliev has premiered many new works for classical guitar, including Concerto no.3 «Antony» by Philippe Lemaigre for guitar and symphonic orchestra (Antony, France, 2012) and Concerto «Famalicao» by Elena Lebedeva for guitar and chamber orchestra (Kostroma, Russia, 2008).


Rovshan Mamedkuliev also performs his own arrangements. He released an arrangement 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 his native Azerbaijani composer («Fikret Amirov. 6 Miniatures», LACG Editions, USA, 2015).

A number of works are recorded by Rovshan on CDs: his first professional CD “Con Anima” (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2011), a Guitar Recital CD at the Laureate Series on the prestigious label «Naxos» (Toronto, Canada, 2012), a Solo CD “Semi-Awake, Semi-Dream” on the «Contrastes Records» (Sevilla, Spain, 2015).

Since 2014 Rovshan Mamedkuliev is a professor of the classical guitar department in the Maimonides Academy (Moscow).

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