Artist Profiles: Chingiz Sadykhov

Chingiz Sadykhov

Chingiz Sadykhov was a world-class pianist from Azerbaijan. Maestro Chingiz Sadykhov played piano as a concert pianist and accompanist to the greatest singers of Azerbaijan and Soviet Union for over 50 years. He garnered the coveted title of “Peoples’ Artist of Azerbaijan” and performed and taught music around the world.

His album “Songs of Azerbaijan” is a comprehensive musical presentation of love songs and poetic melodies as well as dance tunes of his homeland. In this unique recording, Chingiz Sadykhov arranged folk melodies and compositions by outstanding Azerbaijani composers of the 20th century. His colorful piano style suited the arrangements perfectly.

Chingiz Sadykhov died December 30, 2017 in California.

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 TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (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.

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