“In memoriam...”: Onlooking of the Author
Composer, Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan, People’s Artist of Azerbaijan. Professor of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. Born in Baku in 1943. In 1966, he graduated with honors from Hajibeyov Azerbaijan State Conservatory, in 1971—from graduate school in the composition class of his father Kara Karaev. From 1966 to 2003, he taught composition, instrumentation and polyphony at Azerbaijan Conservatory (since 1991—the Baku Academy of Music), since 1994—Professor. Since 1999—Professor at the Music Theory Department of Moscow Conservatory, in 2003-2005—Professor at the Composition Department of Zhiganov Kazan State Conservatory. In 1994–1996—Vice President of the Association of Contemporary Music (ACM-2). Since 1995—President of the Yeni Musiqi Society of Contemporary Music, founded by himself in Baku. In 1980–1994—Artistic Director of “ВаКаRА-Ensemble” (Baku). In 1991–1992—a scholarship holder of Krupp Cultural Foundation (Essen, Germany). In 2007–2008, 2010–2011, 2013–2014, 2015–2016, he was the artistic director of project of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan “Face to Face with Time.” The works of F. Karaev are performed at festivals and concerts in the countries of the CIS, Europe, South America, USA and Japan.