Fuad Ibrahimov, Chief Conductor
Since November 2014 Fuad Ibrahimov is a conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra of Azerbaijan, principal conductor of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Munich and the Baku Chamber Orchestra.
Fuad Ibrahimov in his young career as a conductor, has performed with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (England), Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse (France), North Czech Philharmonic, MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the Staatskapelle Halle, the Göttingen and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the „Das kritische Orchester Berlin®“, which is composed from musicians of orchestras like the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, the South Westphalian Philharmonic (Germany), the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and many other orchestras. In 2012 he took over his first independent opera production with the Gürzenich Orchestra (Germany) at the Cologne Opera as a guest conductor. In June 2011, he was invited by Maestro Fabio Luisi to the “Pacific Music Festival” in Japan. In 2006 Ibrahimov began his conducting studies with Prof. Michael Luig at the Cologne Academy of Music, and since 2008 he has acted as music director of the student symphony orchestra “Sinfonietta”, based in Cologne. In 2010 he was awarded a special prize by DAAD, given to especially talented foreign students.
In 1998 he also joined the viola studio of Prof. B. Mehdiyev at the Baku Music Academy, and simultaneously enrolled in the Cologne Academy of Music (Germany) in the studio of Prof. Rainer Moog. During this time, Ibrahimov was awarded a scholarship from the “Friends of Azerbaijan Culture” Foundation, as well as the the Dr. Carl Dörcken-Werner Richard Scholarship, and performed concerts in numerous German cities under the auspices of the Yehudi Menuhin Charitable Foundation and being awarded the Berlioz prize in France.
In 1998 he was the winner of the VII. Republic Music Competition (Baku), and, at the early age of 15, was accepted as violist into the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Rauf Abdullayev, where he worked until 2002.
Co-winner of Evgeny Svetlanov International Conductor Competition in Paris in 2018, Fuad Ibrahimov was invited right away to conduct Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Sinfonia Varsovia and Orchestre d’Auvergne at Rostropovich Festival next April.
Fuad Ibrahimov, born in 1982 in Shusha (Azerbaijan), began his music studies at the age of 12, when he attended the specialized music school associated with the Baku Music Academy, Azerbaijan. There he joined the studio of Prof. Tofig Aslanov (1994-1998), and later was a member of the youth string orchestra, “Tutti”, conducted by Teymur Geokchayev.
Since 2013 Fuad Ibrahimov is a holder of President’s Scholarship of the Republic of Azerbaijan and from 2017 Honored Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
2019 was awarded by First Lady of Azerbaijan with the international price “Golden Plane” for cultural engagement.