Aziza Sadikova is a composer from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She studied piano and composition from the age of 5 at the Uspensky Special Music School for gifted children. Aziza continued her studies at the Tashkent State Conservatory in the class of composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky. She graduated with 1st class BMus (Hons) and MA in composition from Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity College of Music (class of Philip Cashian and Alwynne Pritchard).
She collaborated with artists in the UK, the USA, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Poland, Italy and Japan. Her music was performed at festivals: Wien Modern Festival, Philharmonische-Akademie-Konzerte in Hamburg, Young Euro Classics, Kasseler Musiktage, Audi Vorpsrung, Salzburg Aspekte, Randfestspiele, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Nuova Musica Treviso, Uckermarkische Musikwochen, Sound Source Festival, Southbank Festival in London, Theaterformen, Klang-Zeit Festival, ReMusic Festival, S-Petersburg and others.
Aziza Sadikova works with conductors: Kent Nagano, Jonathan Stockhammer, Vladimir Jurowski, Max Renne, Elias Grandy, Rüdiger Bohn, Manuel Nawri, Miguel Perez Inesta, Jonas Janulevičius, Johannes X. Schachtner, David Coleman and reknowned writers: Arno Geiger, Jens Schroth, Luke Davies. She receives a number of commissions from award-winning soloists: Simone Rubino (percussion), Julian Steckel (cello), Yury Reich (violin), Thomas Gould (violin), Natalia Pschenitchnikowa (soprano) and Konstantin Manaev (cello).
Her music explores various sides of New Music, ranging from unconventional instrumental techniques and experiments with music theatre elements with complex structural, rhythmic components (Ein Brief, Silberklang, opera Alles über Sally), or being influenced by dramatic and expressive dramaturgy of Romantic masters (Untitled for choir and orchestra, Cello Concerto), towards depicting elegant stylistic textures of music of Neo-Baroque (Variation, CPE Bach Cadences).
In Berlin, she continuous to receive commissions, among them: from UDK Mendelssohn Wettbewerb for new piece Fantasie, Ensemble Quillo for an opera Alles uber Sally in collaboration with Staatsoper dramaturge Jens Schroth and actor Patrick Wengenroth (Schaubühne, Berlin) and Kinderoper “Sterntaler”, Berliner Camerata for cadences for BACH CD released on Label ClassicClips, from Zafraan ensemble in Berlin’s Tanz-Uferstudios with piece “Stimme im Schatten”, from duos and quartets for Unerhoerte New Music Series on Kafka Projects. Her latest commission was with Hamburger Philharmoniker, directed by Kent Nagano for piece Silberklang, on text by K.Schwitters.
In 2017 Julian Steckel will give a premier of Aziza Sadikova’s Cello Concerto with Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg under direction of Elias Grandy. A percussion concerto, commissioned by Simone Rubino, the young winner of most prestigious European prizes, is now in the process of becoming part of his repertoire in new season.
Aziza Sadikova is featured in concerts at Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Leishalle Hamburg, Stadthalle Heidelberg, Staatstheater Ingolstadt, Uferstudios Berlin, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Barbican Pit Theatre, Meierhold Theatre Moscow, Bayerische Akademie der Schonen Kunste, Theatre Münster, Kaunas Philharmonie.
Her awards include Kunst-Förderpreis by Berlin-Brandenburg Kulturministerium and Europäischer Komponistenpreis. BBC service have chosen A.Sadikova for “100 women” TV documentary. Her works have been featured on BBC Radio, Deutsche Radio Kultur, Rundfunk Berlin, Moscow TV Culture Channel, and MDR Figaro Dresden.
Sonar Quartett (Berlin)
Ensemble Kwartludium (Warsaw)
Britten Sinfonia (London)
Euonia Ensemble (Basel)
Ensemble Quillo (Berlin)
Ensemble Nostri Temporis (Kiev)
Ensemble L’Arsenale (Italy)
Zafraan Ensemble (Berlin)
Oxbridge Singers (UK)
Duo Klariac (Berlin)
Orfeas String Quartet (UK)
Ensemble Batida (Switzerland)
Moscow Contemporary Ensemble
Berlin Staatsoper performers
Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg
VMU chamber orchestra Lithuania