TEAS Events

TEAS hosts and sponsors a series of events throughout the year. Our events centre on TEAS’ main focus areas – culture, business and public affairs – and are designed to promote Azerbaijan on the world-stage.

Our thriving events calendar includes the annual TEAS Business Forum, the TEAS Lecture Series, classical music and mugham concerts, art and photo exhibitions, and public affairs-related events, in addition to a number of ad-hoc events hosted throughout the year.

TEAS events provide a platform for TEAS members and members of the public with an interest in Azerbaijan to meet and learn about the country and its culture.

Details of our previous events can be found in the Past Events section.

If you are interested in attending any of our events, or the various sponsorship opportunities that exist, please contact our events team:

Events: events@teas.eu

24 November: 18.30hrs. Musée-Hôtel Le Vergeur, 36 place du Forum, 51100, Reims (Exhibition continues from 25 November–4 February, entry free).

Email: paris@teas.eu

This fascinating exhibition – supported by TEAS France – charts the journey and photographs of photographer Hugues Krafft (1853–1935) who visited the Caucasus, and Baku in particular, in the late 19th century.

24 November: 19.00hrs. St Johns, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA

Tickets free via EventBrite: http://bit.ly/jevdethajiyevuk

Born in Sheki, Jevdet Hajiyev (1917–2002) was one of the legends of Azerbaijani classical music, with a long and active life that spanned the entire Soviet period, his final work being dedicated to the victims of Black January.

He studied at the Azerbaijan State Conservatoire under the father of Azerbaijani classical music – Uzeyir Hajibeyli – and later under Dmitri Shostakovich in Moscow. However, he remained influenced by Azerbaijani traditional compositions, particularly mugham and ashiq music. He is renowned for his work in developing the Azerbaijani symphonic tradition. Dmitri Shostakovich commented: “Jevdet Hajiyev is a truly talented composer with a unique ability in writing music of symphonic depth and philosophical content.”

Following a celebration of his life and work in April at Carnegie Hall, his music is set to grace the stage of St John’s, Smith Square on 24 November, in the shadow of the Palace of Westminster, for a concert featuring many young and talented musicians from around the world. This has been organised by Pervin Muradova, daughter of Jevdet Hajiyev, with the sponsorship of the Anglo–Azerbaijani Society, their sponsor Rapid Solutions and Azerbaijan House, with the support of TEAS. The programme will include his setting of the Lay-Lay lullaby; the exhilarating Scherzo for violin and several of his solo piano works, recently published in the UK in a centenary edition by Elena Cobb of EVC Music Publications; and the UK premiere of the evocative Azerbaijani Rhapsody, composed by Alexander Peskanov in memory of Jevdet Hajiyev and his beloved wife, the folkdancer and choreographer Amina Dilbazi.

This roster of musicians – many of whom are based in the US – will include Jeffrey Werbock (tar and kamancha); Sabrina Ozden (soprano); Hayredin Hoxha (cello); Sabina Rakcheyeva and Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev (violin); Kamila Shahtakhtinskaya, Vivian Fang Liu and Jelena Makarova (piano).