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)
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