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Kara Abul'faz ogly Karaev

composer

Kara Abul'faz ogly Karaev, USSR Composer.

Background

Karaev, Kara Abul'faz ogly was born on February 5, 1918 in Baku.

Education

Pupil of L. Rudolf. Pupil of An. Pupil of D. Shostakovich. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, 1946.

Career

Early training in piano at the Workers’ Faculty of the Azerbaidzhan Conservatory, where he also studied composition. Entered the Moscow Conservatory in 1938. Aleksandrov and S. Vasilenko.

Training interrupted by World War II and resumed in 1943. Artistic director of the Azerbaidzhan Philharmonic, 1941. Taught composition at the Azerbaidzhan Conservatory from 1946.

Professor from 1959. Director from 1949-1953. Director of the Music Department of the Institute of Arts of the Academy of Sciences of the AzSSR.