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Sadikova, Aziza (b. October 6, 1978, Tashkent). Uzbek composer of mostly chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere; she is also active as an organist and pianist.

Ms. Sadikova is the daughter of the composer and conductor Oltun Sadikov (b. 1947) and the granddaughter of the composer Tolibjon Sadikov (b. 1907 – d. 1957). She studied composition with Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky and piano with Tamara Borisova and Yadviga Lisovskaya at the Uspensky Academic Lyceum in Tashkent from 1985–96 and composition with Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky and organ with Tatyana Levina at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan in Tashkent from 1996–98. She also studied philology at the State University in Tashkent in 1997–98. She then studied composition with Philip Cashian and organ with David Bruce-Payne and David Saint at the Birmingham Conservatoire from 1998–2001 and there earned her BMus with honors in both subjects, on the Scholarship of the Uzbek President.

Among her honors is First Prize in a competition in Tashkent (1996, for Reflection). Her music has been performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, and Uzbekistan.

As an organist and pianist, she has performed baroque and romantic music, as well as works by contemporary composers.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: azizasadikova@hotmail.com

Street address: Ms. Aziza Sadikova, ul. Pushkina-Pishpekskaya 8, kv. 17, 700000 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Telephone/fax: + 9987 1267 8783

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

STAGE: White, White, Black Stork (incidental music, play by Abdulla Kadiri), female voice, nāy (flute), tanbūr (lute), synthesizer, 1998

CHAMBER MUSIC: Three Miniatures, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2 percussion, 2001; Entfernung, viola, 2003; Untitled, string quartet, 2003; RozaRose, alto flute, 2004; Peshrav, 3 amplified celli, 2006; Fraza, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, string quartet, 2007; Preobrajenie, violin, 2008

CHORAL: Halleluja, 8 mixed voices, 2 percussion, 2000; Luna (text by Claudius), 8 mixed voices, 2000; Narcissus (text by Magnus Ausonius), male chorus, 2000; Soliloquy of the Solipsist (text by Sylvia Plath), 3 female voices, 2002; Magnificat, male chorus, organ, 2003

VOCAL: Songs by Edward Lear (Russian translation), soprano, piano, 1996; Reflection (text by Hāfiz [translated by V. Zvyagintseva, A. Kochetkova, K. Lipskerova, I. Selvinskoy, T. Spendyarova]), soprano, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano, vibraphone, 1996; German Songs (texts by various German romantic poets), soprano, piano, string quartet, 1997; Zukhdiyat (text by Omar Khayyam [translated by Vladimir Deryavin]), soprano (+ tam-tam, triangle), flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 2001; Gazeli (text by Hāfiz [translated by V. Zvyagintseva, A. Kochetkova, K. Lipskerova, I. Selvinskoy, T. Spendyarova]), 2 sopranos, bassoon, cello, piano, 2 percussion, 2002; Podimi pialu... – Lift up the Cup (text by Omar Khayyam [translated by Vladimir Deryavin]), mezzo-soprano, harp, viola, piano, 2003; Untitled (text by Omar Khayyam [translated by Vladimir Deryavin]), 3 sopranos (1st + claves/kayrak [Uzbek percussion instrument], 2nd + doyra [Uzbek percussion instrument], triangle, 3rd + gong/tam-tam), baritone, cello, prepared piano, celesta, 2 percussion, 2003; KuvshinClay Pot (text by Omar Khayyam [translated by Vladimir Deryavin]), mezzo-soprano, viola, piano, 2004; Laniti (text by Omar Khayyam [translated by Vladimir Deryavin]), male speaker, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion, 2007

PIANO: Mirror, 1996; Suite (Waltz, Tango and Minuet), 1996; Praeludium, 2001

HARPSICHORD: Barrock, 2004; Untitled, harpsichord, live electronics, 2006

DISCOGRAPHY

Entfernung. Kinga Maria Roesler, viola (Kulturfeste im Land Brandenburg, 2003)

(Last updated on November 12, 2008)


Aziza Sadikova, Aziza Sadykova