Master Kamancha Player Habil Aliyev
Biography of Maestro Habil Aliyev the Great Master of Kamancha
Maestro Habil Aliyev, one of the great masters of Azerbaijani Classical music, was born on May 28, 1927 in Agdash, Republic of Azerbaijan. His first concert was relayed from the TV in 1961. He played "Segah" with a new style of performing and technique, which caused a great reflect among the admirers of Azerbaijani music. He began to extend his creative researches from day to day. He gave a new life to many mugams (Azerbaijani modal system). In 1952, he entered the kamancha (Azerbaijani spike fiddle) Dept. of Musical School after A. Zeynalli. Lately he worked at Philharmonic Society in Baku, Azerbaijan. He has been to more than 60 foreign countries, promoting Azerbaijani Classical music. He also became a famous accompanist. To sound every mugam in its own language, to protect its united spirit and to stress the individuality of all the components of the music is one of his splendid efforts.
Pictured: Dr. Peyman Nasehpour (Tonbak), Master Kamancheh Player, Habil Aliyev, and Ostad Nasrollah Nasehpour (Vocals). This picture belongs to a concert in Tehran, Iran, in 1992.