Baku Music Academy expands international relations with Hungary [PHOTO]

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By Laman Ismayilova

Baku Academy of Music continues to expand international cooperation.

A cooperation protocol has been signed between the Baku Academy of Music and the Hungarian Academy of Music Franz Liszt, reports Azernews.

The memorandum was signed by Rector of the Baku Music Academy, People’s Artist Farkhad Badalbeyli and Hungarian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Viktor Szederkenyi, who represented Andrea Vigh, President of the Franz Liszt Music Academy.

In his speech, Farkhad Badalbeyli stressed the importance of the agreement in the expansion of bilateral relations in the fields of culture and education. The Hungarian ambassador highly appreciated the agreements signed between the music academies of the two countries.

The diplomat reminded that many cultural events have been successful within the framework of the Azerbaijani-Hungarian partnership.

At the same time, the bust of 19th-century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was unveiled at the Baku Musical Academy.

The author of the work is a well-known sculptor, People’s Artist Natig Aliyev.

The sculptor is a great admirer of the Hungarian composer’s music.

Folk artist Yegana Akhundova, vice-rector for international relations and education of the Academy, praised the strengthening of cultural cooperation between Azerbaijan and Hungary.

She pointed out that a memorandum of cooperation between the Baku Academy of Music and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music as well as the opening of the bust of the Hungarian composer are very important events in the history of the Academy of Music from Baku.

After the opening of the bust, students of the Baku Academy of Music and the Secondary School of Music named after Bulbul performed pieces of music by Franz Liszt.

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