Music is real magic that can transfer us to another space, place and time...
On this website Valid Ağayev posts materials on his achievements on the path to self-knowledge and professional growth. He offers you a portfolio where you will find examples of creativity that reflect continuous development. Check out the latest projects and learn more about the musician’s worldview and practical skills.
Life is in every sound
Born in 1983, Conductor Valid Ağayev is from Baku, Azerbaijan.
From 2012 to 2017 Valid Ağayev studied conducting at the High school of Music and Dance in Cologne; first with Professor Michael Luig and later on with Professor Alexander Rumpf.
At the end of 2016, he successfully did his final conducting exam with honours. As part of his studies, he regularly led the Philharmonic Südwestfalen in Cologne and other cities in Germany.
Since January 2014 until today, Valid Ağayev is working as Conductor and Artistic Director of the Attendorn Chamber Orchestra. For this purpose, on numerous occasions he attracted exceptional soloists such as Sergey Dogadin (Joachim competition winner), Nikolai Tokarev(Orpheum Public Award 2006) , Gerhard Vielhaber, Shengzhi Guo, Emilie Jaulmes, etc.
In December 2019, Valid Ağayev worked very successfully with the world famous violinist Shlomo Mintz and "Academy of Soloists of Kazakhstan" in Nur-Sultan.
In November 2017 he shared the stage with the Orpheus Public Award winner, the pianist Nikolay Tokarev and the Ukrainian National Simphony Orchestra in Kiel.
Since 2017, Valid Ağayev worked exceptionally and thus has been invited regularly as a guest conductor to different types of concerts with the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia. In April 2017, he flew to Madrid on short notice to perform with the orchestra for the first time, and then later in May to perform at the scene of Auditorio Nacional de Música.
Valid Ağayev also successfully performed with the Collegium Musicum Orchestra in Lviv, Ukraine, conducting music of Stravinsky and Schnittke, as well as visited Minsk to lead the Amadeus Project Orchestra.
Valid Ağayev attended a specialized music school, and then studied violin at the State Music Academy in Baku and earned there in 2006 Bachelor of Music with honours. In 2008, he achieved Master of Music also with honours. During his studies as a violinist in Azerbaijan, Valid Ağayev took the opportunity to take master classes with world famous musicians, as M. Rostropovich, D. Sitkovetsky and M. Vengerov. From 2004 to 2010, Valid Ağayev was a leading violinist and a soloist of the "Gara Garayev" Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra. As part of this activity, he led concert tours to Germany, France, USA, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Belgium, Russia and Ukraine.
"Music that comes from the soul hears the universe."
Resume of Musician
Music career development
August 2011 -
Ağayev - Conductor
In 2011, he began his conducting career with the Master Course and then in the class of Professor Michael Luig at the Cologne Highschool of Music. Next were master courses with the eminent Conductors like Jorma Panula,
Dmitry Kitaenko and Aleksey Stepanov. Agayev made his final examination with honors already in the class of Professor Alexander Rumpf. He is conducting such an Orchestras as
Ukrainian National Orchestra, Philarmonie Südwestfallen, Classica Santa Cicilia, Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra,
Collegium Musicum Lviv, etc.
He performs and stays in friendly contact with such a famous musicians as Shlomo Mintz, Sergey Dogadin, Nikolai Tokarev, Gerhard Filhaber, Aleksey Semeneko, Shengzhi Guo and others...
November 2013 -
Rhein Sinfonietta Köln
In 2013, Ağayev created his new orchetra "RheinSinfonietta Köln", which ıs successfully performıng in several cities in Germany. Great hopes and faith in a rich creative future are entrusted to this orchestra!
February 2004 - September 2019
Agayev - Violinist
In 2002 he entered the Baku Academy of Music in a class of violin teacher, professor Atakishiyev. During his studies, he took master classes from Mstislav Rastropovich, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Maxim Vengerov and Vladimir Spivakov. From 2004 to 2010, Ağayev was a soloist of the State Chamber Orchestra named after Qara Qarayev. He was subsequently the Concertmeister of the MLW orchestra,
Junge Philarmonie Köln and the New Philharmonic Orchestra Cologne.
September 2014 -
Ağayev - Music Teacher
Since 2014, he has been teaching Conducting, Violin and Piano, both privately and at the music school in Pulheim.