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VTB Azerbaijan to support solo concert of pianist Riad Mammadov

VTB (Azerbaijan) acted as a financial partner of the solo concert of pianist Riad Mammadov, which will take place on December 15 at the International Mugam Center. The event is organized by the Russian House in Baku as part of the year of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia in Azerbaijan.

The concert will feature works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Frederic Chopin, improvisations of Partita by Johann Sebastian Bach, Mammadov's own piano pieces and his author's transcription of Vagif Mustafazadeh's play "Waiting for Aziza".

“VTB Group, including its subsidiary banks, preserves and supports the national cultural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. Over the years of cooperation, VTB (Azerbaijan) has supported many significant events in the country in the field of art. Musicians such as Riad Mammadov are the true treasure of Azerbaijan, and we are confident that his concert will be a worthy gift for all connoisseurs of classical music and will contribute to the further development of the cultural level of the country,” commented Igor Okayev, Chairman of the Board of VTB (Azerbaijan).

VTB (Azerbaijan) actively supports cultural and socially significant projects in the country. This year, the bank conducted educational trainings to improve financial literacy as part of a summer camp for Sunday school students and children from low-income families. VTB (Azerbaijan) also acted as a financial partner of the summer university for young leaders, which was attended by more than 100 people.

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Riad Mammadov was born in 1989 in Baku. Participant of music festivals in Russia, Azerbaijan and Canada. One of the few professional jazz-mugham musicians in the world. Laureate of international competitions in Azerbaijan, Russia, France, Belgium, Sweden and Canada. He has performed with renowned orchestras and participated in international festivals. In his work, Mammadov combines different genres and musical directions. After graduating from the Moscow Conservatory and postgraduate studies in piano, as well as theoretical postgraduate studies as a musicologist, he performs works from the classical academic repertoire and, at the same time, develops mugam and jazz-mugam, which have become the sphere of his stage and scientific interests in Russia and the world.

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