Sultan GADZHIBEKOV, USSR Composer. Honoured Artist of Azerbaydzhan Soviet Socialist Republic since 1959; Director, Azerbaydzhan Magomaev State Philharmonic; Popular Artist of Azerbaydzhan Soviet Socialist Republic since 1960; board member, USSR Union of Composers, and Secretary, Azerbaydzhan Union of Composers, since 1956. Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1959; Stalin Prize, 1952.
Since 1948 instructor in special instruments, since 1954 in composition, at a conservatory. 1938-1940 conductor, musical comedy theater. 1940-1942 artistic director of saz ensemble (“saz-” musical instrument).
1942-1944 Director, Concert Association. 1948-1958 Artistic Director, Azerbaydzhan Philharmonic. 1952 Actg. Chairman, and 1953-1956 Chief Secretary, Azerbaydzhan Union of Composers.