Culture

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The 8th International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival, held with joint support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation in Baku, came to an end, May 24. The closing concert held in Heydar Aliyev Palace was attended by eminent persons of culture and art, including artistic director of the festival Olga Rostropovich...

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Opening of the 8th International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival took place at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonics named after Muslim Magomayev, May 17. The Festival was organized jointly by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation. Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev addressed the ceremony...

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Inauguration of the exhibition “Azerbaijan: From Traditions to Contemporaneity” took place, May 13, at UNESCO headquarters with organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Azerbaijan’s permanent representative office under the organization. Delivering a speech at the opening ceremony, head of department of UNESCO foreign relations section Genc Seiti...

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Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the inauguration of the exhibition “The Union of Fire and Water” presented by YARAT Contemporary Art Centre within the framework of the 56th Venice Biennale. Getting acquainted with the exhibition, Leyla Aliyeva was informed of the exhibits being displayed here, and the idea of the project...

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On May 6, opening of the exhibition devoted to chovken - Azerbaijan’s horseback played game, which is entered on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Protection, and presentation of the book “The Garabagh Horse” by French writer Jean-Luis Gouraud took place at UNESCO, with organizational support the Heydar Aliyev Foundation...