The atmospheric performance of Shahin Novrasli closed the 1st Baku International Piano Festival
An incredible combination of music from John Coltrane to Vagif Mustafazadeh performed by the maestro made this evening unforgettable.
Shahin Novrasli's music perfectly combines the traditions of the West and the East, his improvisations of jazz, European classical music, blues and folk music are distinguished by magical polyphony and incendiary rhythm.
Over the years of his successful career as a pianist, Shahin Novrasli has created his own individual style. His main features are virtuosity, masterful transitions with changing dynamics, temperament, expressiveness, organicity and compositional unity.
At the concert, Shahin performed both songs from his new album, as well as the music that inspired him as a composer.
The audience was delighted from the first notes, the creative charge of a powerful improviser and one of the most gifted pianists of Azerbaijan was transferred to it from the first minute. This concert was long-awaited for the Baku public, not without reason all the tickets for it were sold out even before the start of the festival. Shahin plays as he feels and masterfully conveys to the audience his breath and the rhythm of life, its meanings of mystery and harmony in everything.
During the maestro's musical improvisations on stage, the audience was disconnected from all thoughts and charged with positive emotions. Shahin Novrasli does not have a specific program. He goes on stage and creates beauty with his feelings through musical improvisation. Each note is not played mechanically, but flows into a harmonious chorus of a beautiful composition. This is his magic of improvisation, harmonious, beautiful, magical and memorable.
The final chord of this magical evening and the festival was a long standing ovation from the audience.