Violinist Sabina Rakcheyeva is the first ever Azerbaijani graduate of the Juilliard School in New York.
Sabina Rakcheyeva was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and began studying violin at the age of six. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Baku Music Academy and has completed Master’s Program at Juilliard School in New York and the Royal Conservatory of Belgium. She also holds diplomas from Academia Chigiana (Italy) and Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts (France).
Sabina is passionate about the fusion of Eastern and Western music and has performed her improvisations on traditional Mugham to critical acclaim.
In 2003 Sabina addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on behalf of the Music Youth and was featured on BBC, CNN, Voice of America Radio and U.S. Government Television.
In 2011, the Sabina Rakcheyeva Ensemble released its first album titled UnVeiled, featuring a unique fusion of instruments and styles. Since 2013, she is also a member of DECO Ensemble, a group specialxied in Nuevo Tango.
Sabina Rakcheyeva is a member of the European Cultural Parliament and has completed her PhD in cultural diplomacy from SOAS, University of London. She serves as the Cultural Advisor at The European Azerbaijan Society and the Arts Global Foundation.
UnVeiled (Sabina Rakcheyeva, 2011)
web site: www.sabinarakcheyeva.com
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.