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Tolib-khon Shakhidi (Толиб-хон Шахиди) or Tolib Shahidi (Tajik: Толиб Шаҳидӣ/Persian: طالب شهیدی‎, born 13 March 1946) is a Tajik, Russian, and Soviet composer who was born in the city of Dushanbe, Tajik SSR. He is a son of the founder of Professional Tajik Academic Music – Ziyodullo Shakhidi.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 List of major works 5 Discography 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Tolib-khon Shakhidi began his musical career at the age of fourteen. He graduated from the Musical College in Dushanbe
in 1965 from the Composition Class of Uri Ter-Osipov. In the same year, he entered the Moscow
Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. During his student years in Moscow, he strove to be at the centre of musical activities. Conductors such as Mikhail Terion and Maxim Shostakovich
Maxim Shostakovich
performed his orchestral and instrumental compositions. In 1972 Tolib Shakhidi
Tolib Shakhidi
graduated from the Moscow Conservatory
Moscow Conservatory
from the class of Aram Khachaturian. 'Tolib, your time is precious,' wrote the famous master on Shakhidi's graduation photograph – and since then, this has become the composer's fundamental belief both in life and in his creative work. Career[edit] From 1972 to this day, Tolib Shakhidi
Tolib Shakhidi
has participated in a number of music festivals and has striven to produce innovative and powerful compositions. His music attempts to create a synthesis between East and West. His brilliant understandings of orchestration and familiarity with different musical styles have firmly established him in the contemporary music scene. Working in a number of different genres, including theatre and cinema, Shakhidi's compositions often serve as the vehicle for the musical representation of intensely powerful plays. Drawing inspiration from playwrights such as Sophocles
and Shakespeare, Shakhidi's compositions capture the listener's imagination much as a dramatic representation would. A master of different genres, including operas, ballets, symphonies and instrumental compositions, his work represents a unique fusion of the very best of the European and Asian musical traditions. He is a contemporary artist, whose world outlook transcends national boundaries. In this capacity, he regularly participates and has a great success in International festivals of Contemporary Music in Europe
and U.S. (1987, 2001), in Japan, Baltic States, Central Asia, Iran
and Turkey. The musical pieces of the composer have been performed by such orchestras as Philadelphia & Boston Symphony Orchestra, State Symphonic Orchestra of USSR, Orchestra of Valery Gergiev, Bolshoy Symphonic Orchestra of Russia
n.a. Tchaikovsky, Orchestra of Cinematography conducted by Sergei Skripka, Saint Petersburg State Philharmonic Orchestra n.a Dmitri Shostakovich. Musicians such as cello performer Yo Yo Ma, violinist Sergey Kravtchenko and French saxophone player Pierre Stephane Meuge have performed the music of the master. He also has worked with conductors among which are Maxim Shostakovich, Dmitry Kitaenko, Charles Ansbacher, Mark Ermler, Sergey Skripka, Michael Terian, Dzhansug Kakhidze, Vladimir Kozhukhar, Valery Gergiev, Zakhid Khaknazarov, Eldar Azimov and Bijan Khadem-Missagh. "Taste, intellect, professionalism are the three main values of contemporary music" ("Official web-site". ). This aphorism, expressed by the composer fully complies with his own creative work. Tolib Shahidi represents a very rare type of Universal master-composer, who possesses the whole arsenal of contemporary musical language, yet uses the richest resources of traditional Eastern music of his region. This twin pillar is not an obstacle, but the most important source of his artistic power and originality. He won the 2008 Georges Delerue Award for his score of the film Two-Legged Horse.[1] Personal life[edit] Tolibkhon Shakhidi is married to Gulsifat Shakhidi (writer and journalist) and together they have three children:

Tabriz Shakhidi - producer Khofiz Shakhidi - entrepreneur Firdavs Shakhidi - entrepreneur

List of major works[edit]

1975 – Festival, symphonic poem 1978 – Death of usurer, suite of ballet 1978 – Tajiks, symphony No. 2 1980 – Rubai of Khaiam, film ballet 1981 – Charkh, symphony for chamber orchestra 1981 – Sonata No. 1 for piano 1981 – Recitative of Rumi, suite for flute and piano 1984 – Sado, symphonic poem 1988 – Caliph-stork, operas for children 1989 – Karlic-nose, operas for children 1989 – Beauty yosif, ballet 1991 – Sonata No. 2 for piano 1991 – Sonata No. 2 for piano and chamber orchestra 1992 – Siavush, ballet 1993 – Beauty and Monster, opera 1993 – Concerto for violin and chamber orchestra 1994 – Concert No. 3 for piano and orchestra 1997 – Concert No. 1 for string orchestra 1998 – Firdavsiada, concerto No. 2 for string orchestra 1998 – Sufi-dancer, music for 15 instruments 1998 – Istanbul-capricci, for saxophone and chamber orchestra. 1999 – Dobro vam, vocal cycle for tenor and symphonic orchestra. Poems of Hofiz, Goethe, Pushkin 1999 – Amir Ismoil, opera 2000 – Silk road dreams dancing, septet 2000 – Pictures under moon, for R. Finn poem, soprano and chamber orchestra 2001 – Algorismus marimba+, sextet 2001 – Contrasts in 55 2001 – Contrasts, music for violin and piano 2002 – King Lear, music for tragedy of Shakespeare 2002 – Persian Suite, music for string orchestra 2002 – Sufi and Buddha, pictures etude for piano 2004 – Concerto Grosso No. 3, for santur, violino solo and chamber orchestra 2005 – Contrast of times, vocal cycle for soprano and symphonic orchestra, words of Paul Valery
Paul Valery
and Rekan 2007 – Birds talking, suite for three flute 2008 – Adagio, for violoncello solo in remembrance of Aram Khachaturian 2008 – Allegro in 5, for chamber ensemble 2008 – Four retro miniature for chorus A-Capella, in remembrance of Ziyodullo Shakhidi 2008 – Playing Backgammon, for piano 2009 – Verdi-Shakhidi, paraphrase for piano from opera Traviata 2010 – Concerto for clarinet and orchestra 2011 – Quartet for 4 cellos, from Indian Raga 2012 – Darius, pictures for Symphonic Orchestra 2012 – Adagio – Existence, for string orchestra 2013 – Rhapsody Dialogue: Theme of Aram Khachaturian, for piano and orchestra


Symphonic music (1997) Great Hall of Moscow
State Conservatoire, Author Concert (1999) Symphonic Music (2004) Symphonic music and ballet extracts (2002) Movie Music & Existence – various music written for movies and theatre between 1969–2008 (2004) Concert featuring works of Tolibkhon Shakhdi, Live (2006) Gergiev-Shakhidi – Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra & Mariinsky Theatre (2012) Anthology of piano music by Russian and Soviet composers, vol.7 – Melodija, (2014)

See also[edit]

List of composers Music of Tajikistan


^ "Two-legged Horse". makhmalbaf.com. 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website BBC Persian

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Georges Delerue Award

Daniel Schmid (BMD) (1985) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(BUEM) (1985) Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder
(BOM) (1986) Pirjo Honkasalo
Pirjo Honkasalo
and Pekka Lehto (BAM) (1986) Benoît Lamy
Benoît Lamy
(1987) Astor Piazzolla
Astor Piazzolla
(1988) Tôru Takemitsu
Tôru Takemitsu
(1989) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(BUMF) (1989) Michael Kamen
Michael Kamen
(1990) Rachid Bouchareb
Rachid Bouchareb
(1991) David Robbins (1992) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(1993) Frédéric Devreese (1994) Tôn-Thất Tiết (1995) Bruno Coulais
Bruno Coulais
(1996) Vangelis
(1997) Simon Fisher Turner (1998) Rachel Portman (1999) Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Vladimír Godár (2001) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2002) Zygmunt Konieczny
Zygmunt Konieczny
(2003) Miguel Miranda and José Tobar (2004) Stephen Warbeck (2005) Tony Gatlif
Tony Gatlif
and Delphine Mantoulet (2006) Benny Andersson
Benny Andersson
(2007) Tolib Shakhidi
Tolib Shakhidi
(2008) Nathan Larson
Nathan Larson
(2009) Hong-jip Kim (2010) Evgueni and Sacha Galperine (2011) Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas
(2012) Lim Giong
Lim Giong
(2013) Boris Debackere (2014) Johnnie Burn (2015) Johnny Jewel (2016)

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