(b. 1974, Baku).
Azerbaijani composer of mostly orchestral and chamber works that have been performed in Asia and Europe.
Mr. Khalilov studied composition and polyphony with İsmayıl Hacıbayov and instrumentation with Arif Malikov at the Bakı Musiqi Akademiyası – Academy of Music in Baku from 1993–97, where he then studied instrumentation with Faraj Karayev from 1997–99 and where he had postgraduate studies in composition with İsmayıl Hacıbayov and in instrumentation with Faraj Karayev from 2000–02. He later studied composition with Dieter Mack at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in 2004–05, on a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.
Among his honours is the prize for young composers Ganclar mükafatı from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan in Baku (2000, for Frescoes; 2005, for Koncert [violin]). His music has been performed in Azerbaijan, Germany and Italy.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Koncert, piano, large orchestra (80 players), 1997
Music, large orchestra (83 players), 1998
Koncert, violin, large orchestra (81 players), 1999
Nizami (cantata, text by Nizami Ganjavi), 44 mixed voices, large orchestra (79 players), 2002
Memoirs (in memoriam İsmayıl Hacıbayov), large orchestra (79 players), 2006–
String Quartet, 1996
Presentiment, flute, string quartet, 1999
Frescoes, flute, French horn, violin, viola, cello, prepared piano, 2000
Two Pieces, clarinet, violin, cello, 2001
Phobia, string quartet, fixed media, 2004
Erwartung, flute (+ alto flute), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), piano, 2005
Two Miniatures (text by Walter de la Mare [translated by Viktor Lunin]), soprano, 2000
Two Fragments (text by Nizami Ganjavi), mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, vibraphone, 2002