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Valid Ağa is an exceptional conductor with the very subtle sense of music…

Shlomo Mintz

Conductor Valid Ağa was born in 1983 in Baku, Azerbaijan.


Valid studied at the Special Music School named after Bül-Bül, then continued his studies in violin at the Baku Music Academy and received a bachelor's degree in music with honors in 2006. In 2008, he received a master's degree in music, and in 2010, also with honors, he already completed postgraduate studies.


From 2012 to 2017, Valid Ağa studied conducting at the Cologne Highschool of Music and Dance; first with Professor Michael Luig, and then in the class of Professor Alexander Rumpf.

From January 2014 to July 2020, Valid Ağa worked as conductor and artistic director of the Attendorn Chambers. In this capacity, he repeatedly attracted outstanding soloists such as Gerhard Filhaber , Lika Yakupova and Emily Jaulmes to the city of Attendorn.

As part of his studies, he regularly directed the South Westphalian Philharmonic Orchestra in Cologne and other cities of Germany.

Since 2017, Valid Ağa has been regularly invited as a guest conductor to various concerts with the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia.

In April 2017, he urgently flew to Spain to perform with the orchestra for the first time, and then in May they are already on the stage of Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.


In November 2017, he performed on the same stage with the Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra and Nikolay Tokarev in Kiel, Germany.


In December 2019  Mr. Ağa successfully worked with the State Chamber Orchestra of Azerbaijan, and then went to Astana to work with the world-famous violinist Shlomo Mintz and the "Academy of Soloists of Kazakhstan".


Since 01.01.2021, Mr. Ağa has been working as an associate professor at the Çukurova State Conservatory in Adana, Turkey.


Since 2022, very intensive cooperation has begun between Valid Ağa and Adana State Symphony Orchestra and world-famous artists such as Jasmine Choi, Artyom DervoedSergey Dogadin, Roman Kim, Alexey Semenenko, Ji Young Lim,  Mark BouchkovSaleem AshkarManu Brazo and others.

Same year Valid Ağa became a Conductor in Residence of Baku Piano Festival where he successfully shared the stage with another world famous musicians such a Shahin Novrasli, Helen Mercier and Karol Beffa.

In October of 2023 Mr. Ağayev has participated as a juri member in the 1st Ferit Tüzün International Conducting Competition.

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