Aziza Sadikova uses a unique musical language with which she inevitably draws her listeners into her musical universe.“ – Omer Meir Wellber
Aziza Sadikova is a Berlin-based composer from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She studied piano and composition at 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 Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity College of Music in London as composer and concert organist.
Her music performed at festivals: BBC Proms, BACHFEST, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Wien Modern Festival, Philharmonische-Akademie-Konzerte in Hamburg, Young Euro Classics, Kasseler Musiktage, Audi Vorpsrung, Salzburg Aspekte, Randfestspiele, Klangwerkstatt Berlin, Nuova Musica Treviso, Sound Source and Southbank Festival in London, Theaterformen Hannover, Klang-Zeit Festival, Toscanini Festival, ReMusic Festival in S-Petersburg, Vivacello Festival in Moscow and others.
Aziza Sadikova works actively with conductors: Kent Nagano, Omer Meir Wellber, Denis Lotoev, Jonathan Stockhammer, Manuel Nawri, Joolz Gale, Johannes X. Schachtner, Joseph Bastian and renowned writers: Arno Geiger and Jens Schroth. She works with award-winning soloists: Hilary Hahn (violin), Michael Schönheit (organ), Simone Rubino (percussion), Rebekka Hartmann (violin), Julian Steckel (cello), Jacob Reuven (mandolin), Thomas Gould (violin), Konstantin Manaev (cello), Matthias Bauer (double bass), Boris Andrianov (cello), Geir Draugsvoll (accordion).
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 (Angelo di Fuoco, Cello Concerto), towards depicting elegant stylistic textures of music of Neo-Baroque (Variation, CPE Bach Cadences, Sonata for Giuseppe Tartini).
Among commissions, are: BBC Proms for orchestral work “Marionettes”, duos and quartets for Unerhörte New Music Series Berlin , Bach recomposed project with Deutsche Philharmonie Bremen, Beethoven -Sadikova Project for Hamburger Philharmoniker, directed by Kent Nagano at Elbphilharmonie and Opera production Der Ring des Nibelungen at Radialsystem and Elbphilharmonie.
Aziza Sadikova is featured in concerts at BBC Proms, Berliner Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Berlin Radialsystem, Berlin Konzerthaus, Leishalle Hamburg, Beethovensaal Stuttgart, Stadthalle Heidelberg, Staatstheater Ingolstadt, Uferstudios Berlin, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Barbican Pit Theatre, Meierhold Theatre Moscow, Bayerische Akademie der Schonen Kunste, Theatre Münster, Kaunas Philharmonie,Thomaskirche Leipzig, Bewardhalle Stockholm, Moscow Philharmonic Hall of Tchaikowsky.
Her awards include Kunst-Förderpreis by Berlin-Brandenburg Kulturministerium and Europäischer Komponistenpreis. She received several artist-in-residence scholarships at Künstlerhaus Wiepersdorf Schloss. BBC have chosen A.Sadikova for “100 women” TV documentary. Her works have been featured on BBC Radio, Deutschland Radio Kultur, Rundfunk Berlin, Moscow TV Culture Channel, MDR Figaro Dresden, SWR2, BBC Radio 3. She was invited to be featured in a series of portrait interviews among star musicians, such as Barenboim, Gubaidulina, P. Jarvi, R.Mutti at Enigma TV interviews on Russian Culture TV.
She works with following orchestras:
Potsdamer Kammerakademie, Britten Sinfonia, Eunoia Ensemble (Basel), Ensemble Quillo (Berlin), Ensemble Nostri Temporis (Kiev),Ensemble L’Arsenale (Italy), Zafraan Ensemble (Berlin), Orfeas String Quartet (UK), Hamburger Philharmoniker, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, Junge-Deutsche Philharmonie,VMU chamber orchestra Lithuania, SWR Symphonieorchestra, Peking State Opera, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Swedish Radio Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Gewandhausorchester, Russian National Orchestra of M Pletnev, Toscanini Philharmonie, Moscow Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestra Radio France, Israel Philharmonic, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
works published by Ries and Erler and Boosey and Hawkes
“The success of Aziza Sadikova, the Uzbek. Composing- A question of emotion. Born in Tashkent, a daughter and granddaughter of composers, who made Uzbekistan’s musical history…in her music it is not the style but the emotional and dramatic dimension that is important. Thus, she is conquering Europe, and Italy , Toscanini wanted her as a ‘composer in residence”