(b. 10 November 1951, Baku).
Azerbaijani composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed throughout Europe and elsewhere.
Ms. Hasanova studied composition with Khayyam Mirzazade at the Asaf Zeynally Music School in Baku from 1968–72 and with Kara Karayev at the Bakı Musiqi Akademiyası – Academy of Music in Baku from 1972–77. She then had postgraduate studies in composition with Kara Karayev there in 1980 and graduated with honours.
Among her honours are a prize for best research paper (1975, 1984) and the Prize of the Government of Azerbaijan (2003). Her music has been performed in Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, and the USA.
She is also active in other positions. She has been a member of the honour committee of the Fondazione Donne in Musica since 1999. She has written numerous articles on music for publications in Azerbaijan and Russia, as well as the book Solfeggio (2002, XXI Yeni Neshrler Evi).
She has taught dramaturgy, the history of music in Azerbaijan and Russia and the music of Africa and Asia at the Bakı Musiqi Akademiyası since 1997. She lectured on the music of Azerbaijan at seminars of the Fondazione Donne in Musica in Italy from 1998–2000 and at the Chard Festival in the UK in 2001.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Maral – Deer or Beautiful Girl (incidental music, play by Huseyn Javid), 2001
Javidi Destgakh (opera in 1 act, libretto by the composer), 2001
Symphony No. 1, small orchestra, 1977
Symphony No. 2, small orchestra, 1980
Symphony No. 3, small orchestra, 1983
Marsia, small orchestra, 1993
Dağ – Mountain, large orchestra, 1995
Night (suite), large orchestra, 1997
Lullaby for the Stars, small orchestra, 2003
String Quartet No. 1, 1974
Sextet, flute, piano, string quartet, 1988
Sonata, double bass, 1990
String Quartet No. 2, 1992
Se'ma – Sky, flute, oboe, clarinet, harp, guitar, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, 1994
Sonata, clarinet, 1994
Sonata, guitar, 1995
String Quartet No. 3, 1995
Pirrebedil, flute, oboe, clarinet, harp, guitar, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, 1996
String Quartet No. 4, 1997
Trio, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 1999
Mugfil – Mirage, 8 violas, 2002
Zerre – Molecule, flute, clarinet, piano, 2003
Nüve – Nucleus, violin, cello, piano, 2003
Dervish (vocalise), tenor, bass, string quartet, 1992
Çeşme – Fountain (12 chromatic preludes), 1984
Alla meykhana (fantasy), 1996
Jasmine Petals (7 miniatures), 1997
Deniz – Sea, alto saxophone ad libitum, tenor saxophone ad libitum, 2 pianos, 1998
Gasida – Chants of Lament (symphony), 1991
Sakhra – Desert, 1999