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 TURAL ISMAYILOV
SACKBUT, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

The Azerbaijani musician TURAL ISMAYILOV, living in Hamburg, received his first music lessons at the age of 6, initially on the violin.

After graduating in trombone in his hometown of Baku, he continued his studies in Münster and later at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. During his studies he was a member of the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. His passion for early music led him to Bremen, where he completed master studies in baroque trombone and historical performance practice with Wim Becu.

As an early music specialist, Tural Ismayilov regularly performs with ensembles such as Weser Renaissance, Capella Cracoviensis, Lautten Compagney, Capriccio Stravagante at festivals such as Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Bremer Musikfest and others. A highly sought-after chamber music partner, Tural Ismayilov has participated in more than 50 CD and radio productions. Concert tours took him to such metropolises as Moscow, Osaka, Krakow, Valencia, Taipei, Oslo, Amsterdam, Tokio and Venice, among others.

Since 2012, Tural Ismayilov has been a co-founder of the ensemble Thelxinoe and since 2015 he is a permanent member of the ensemble Capella de la Torre (winner of the Echo Klassik 2016, 2017, Opus Klassik 2018).