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Valid Ağayev is an exceptional conductor with the very subtle sense of music…

Shlomo Mintz

Conductor Valid Ağayev was born in 1983 in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Valid studied at the Special Music School named after Bül-Bül, then continued his studies in violin at the Baku Music Academy and received a bachelor's degree in music with honors in 2006. In 2008, he received a master's degree in music, and in 2010, also with honors, he already completed postgraduate studies.


From 2012 to 2017, Valid Ağayev studied conducting at the Cologne Highschool of Music and Dance; first with Professor Michael Luig, and then in the class of Professor Alexander Rumpf.

From January 2014 to July 2020, Valid Ağayev worked as conductor and artistic director of the Attendorn Chambers. In this capacity, he repeatedly attracted outstanding soloists such as Sergey DogadinAlexey SemenenkoGerhard Filhaber,

Emily Jaulmes to the city of Attendorn.

As part of his studies, he regularly directed the South Westphalian Philharmonic Orchestra in Cologne and other cities of Germany.

Since 2017, Valid Ağayev has been regularly invited as a guest conductor to various concerts with the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia.

In April 2017, he urgently flew to Spain to perform with the orchestra for the first time, and then in May they are already on the stage of Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.


In November 2017, he performed on the same stage with the Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra and Nikolay Tokarev in Kiel, Germany.


In December 2019  Mr. Agayev successfully worked with the State Chamber Orchestra of Azerbaijan, and then went to Astana to work with the world-famous violinist Shlomo Mintz and the "Academy of Soloists of Kazakhstan".


Since 01.01.2021, Mr. Ağayev has been working as an associate professor at the Cukurova State Conservatory in Adana, Turkey.


Since the summer of 2022, very intensive cooperation has begun between Valid Ağayev, Adana State Symphony Orchestra and world-famous artists such as 

Jasmine ChoiMark BouchkovManu BrazoJi Young Lim and Saleem Ashkar.

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