Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.

Alim Qasimov

was born in Shamakha, Azerbaijan. In Baku Qasimov studied with the leading teachers of mugham, an improvised form of religious song.  At the age of 25 he won the Djabbar Qarjaghdioghlu competition and was named the best singer of his generation.  In November 1999 Alim Qasimov was awarded the International IMC-UNESCO Music Prize. Together with his ensemble he has continually extended the mugham repertoire and explored new methods of interpretation.  A leading role in this ensemble is now played by his daughter Ferghana Qasimova.