Dmitry Yablonsky: Mehriban Aliyeva's support to Gabala Music Festival is priceless
This year the Gabala International Music Festival marks its 10th anniversary. During this period an incredible number of projects were implemented and concerts were held, one of the art directors of the festival, world-famous conductor and cellist Dmitry Yablonsky said.
"I remember the first festival as if it was yesterday," Trend cited Yablonsky as saying. "I am very grateful to the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, First Vice President of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva for the incredible support to the festival – it is priceless," the cellist stressed.
Talking about the program of the 10th Gabala International Music Festival, Yablonsky noted that the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra was involved in the event.
"This year the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra has been involved in the festival. It is a legendary orchestra with which we have a lot of joint projects," the musician said. "The main thing is that together with Farhad Badalbayli and the orchestra we have implemented a project titled 'Khojaly'. Alexander Tchaikovsky will create musical composition, dedicated to the Khojaly tragedy. This project will go down in history," the world-famous conductor concluded.
The Gabala International Music Festival, which became the main event in the musical life of Azerbaijan and the region, marks its 10th anniversary this year. The festival, organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Gilan Holding, is being held from July 30 to August 7 in Azerbaijan’s Gabala city.