BAKU JAZZ FESTIVAL
18th EDITION, 2023
HELGE IBERG SOLO &
25 Sep. Sunday Mugham Center
Helge Iberg - piano
Saida Tagi-zadeh - piano
Helge Iberg is an original and genuine voice in Norwegian cultural life. He moves serenely between the scores of contemporary music and the modern landscapes of jazz. His worklist includes orchestral works, solo concertos, chamber music, opera, songs and musicals. His piano style reflects the jazz musician’s spontaneity and the composer’s respect for form and expression. Helge Iberg is concerned with culture and humanism, as a musician, but also as a writer of books, essays and articles.
Awards: Norwegian Music Publisher’s Award 2020. Norwegian Grammy Award (Spellemannprisen) 2019. Work of the Year Nopa 1991. Prix Italia 1990. Nominations for the Edvard (Grieg) Prize 2001, 2016, 2020. Nominations for the Norwegian Grammy 1991, 1994.
His piano meditations on iconic Beatles songs have received great reviews all over Europe and the U.S. See under:
NETTAVISEN, Norway: Helge Iberg adds new dimensions to classic Beatles songs. Without exception, Iberg gives his project something very personal, with a depth, dynamism, fervor and richness of harmony that will make Beatles fans and true music lovers from all camps find peace of mind.
Born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan Saida Tagi-zadeh started her education at the Special Music School named after Bul-Bul in 1991. Since 2002, she studied at Baku Music Academy. Saida is a laureate of urban,national,and international competitions. She also a regular participant at the Gabala International Music Festival. In 2003, Mrs.Tagi-zadeh became the first Azerbaijani pianist to perform solo recitals in Japan (Osaka and Tokyo). She has also given recitals in London, Paris, Poland, Russia, Finland, the U.S.(Boston, Los Angeles, New York), South Africa, Austria, and Italy. She has participated in master classes of Nahum Shtarkman, Bella Davidovich, Tatiana Zelickmann, and Daniel Pollack. In 2012, Saida Tagi-zadeh gave her first recital in New York at "Bargemusic". She has presented an interesting program of musical works by Azerbaijani composers. In 2013, Saida performed a recital at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall). A year later, she was invited to give another recital at Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 2014, at the invitation of the organizers, she gave performances at International Music Festival in Cremona, Italy, and in May 2014 they performed in Warsaw at the King Palace. In November 2014, a two-day performance, "From Gabala to Johannesburg: Land of Fire-The Music Knows No Bondaries", - was staged at of South Africa's Linder Auditorium, one of its premier venues. In April 2015 after the selection of the 15 countries have been invited to perform in Seoul Arts Centre with a recital together with the Korean Violinist Bomsori Kim (Winner of IV awards Tchaikovsky Competition XV)
In June 2016 gave recital with famous Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin and Azerbaijan state simphonyc orchestra conducted dy Rauf Abdullayev. From 2016 teaching at Baku Music Academy. In Dec.22 2017 presented own art-music project at Baku Media Center. In Aug.2018 performed solo with Israel Symph.Orch.
She is currently working on her own project- the "Simurg" Children's Music Festival together with the Moscow conservatory, with the support of the Baku Media Center and the Ministry of Education.