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Sultan Ismailogly GADZHIBEKOV

composer

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.

Background

GADZHIBEKOV, Sultan was born in 1919 in Shusha.

Education

1946 graduated composition class, Azerbaydzhan State Conservatory, Baku.

Career

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.