Kamilla Mammedova, Traditional Piano
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Kamilla Mammedova

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Kamilla Mammedova, Traditional PianoHarris Goldsmith from New York Concert Review wrote: "Ms. Kamilla Mammedova, excellent young pianist, played her debut recital in New York's major concert hall, Carnegie Hall, with an assured, dignified traversal; she quickly established her credentials by playing with firm no-nonsense rhythms and a solid, singing "down-to-the-bottom-of-the-keys" tone. She brought solidity, lucidity and architectural overview to Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme of Corelli. She interspersed that objective clarity of purpose with moments of lovingly nuanced passing details, and her excellent rendition also made the most of the work's similarity to the same composer's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Ms. Mammedova's performances went to the heart of the matter; lovely playing, singing tone."

Kamilla Mammedova was born in Azerbaijan and began her musical training at the age of five. Since pursuing a career in piano performance, she has received many awards and scholarships including the I. Kahn Piano Award, the R. Hanson ScholarshipArtists International Alumni Award, and the Evelyn Bonar Storrs Scholarship from the Musical Club of Hartford. Mammedova has participated in many piano festivals, competitions, master classes and lectures with world renowned musicians, as well as appearing in solo and chamber ensemble recitals in Azerbaijan, Spain, Italy, Russia, and the United States. 

From 200104 in her native Azerbaijan, she participated in many solo recitals including the Concert with Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra under the patronage of the Greek, Norwegian embassies in Azerbaijan performing Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2, George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and numerous solo performances.

Mammedova participated in the Cultural Olympic Concert dedicated to the Olympic Games in Greece in 2004 under the patronage of the Firt Lady of Azerbaijan, Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan and Greece.

She made her solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall in 2006. After that magnificent and sold out performance she received an Outstanding Award and got an invitation from organizers of that concert for a return performance at the Alumni Recital in Carnegie Hall in 2007.

In 2007, she performed in Yamaha Hall in New York City on the concert dedicated to the jubilee of famous Azerbaijan composer Gara Garayev under the patronage of the United Nations mission of Azerbaijan in N.Y. All these events were widely publicized and reviewed in N.Y. media.

In 2008, she successfully performed as a soloist with Beth El Temple Orchestra in West Hartford, Connecticut, which was reviewed in the press. In June 2010, she presented her solo performance dedicated to the two hundredth Anniversary of Frederic Chopin in an all-Chopin recital.

In the last few years she successfully performed as in solo concerts as well as a chamber ensemble member recitals. 

In 201112 as a member of Arrau Chamber Ensemble she performed in series of concerts around New England.

In 2014 with collaboration with Dance department of The Hartt School she presented a premiere of Mazurkas by J. Limon in Lincoln theatre where she brilliantly performed "Mazurkas" by F. Chopin.

In 2015 Mammedova presented the works by New Music Composers in collaboration with two senior sopranos of The Hartt School, E. Barnes and R. Nightingale.

Mammedova holds graduate degrees with honors from both the Azerbaijan Academy of Music and the University of Hartford's Hartt School. From 200204 she was a member of the piano faculty of the Azerbaijan Academy of Music. Since 2004 she has been an accompanist for the Vocal Studies Division at The Hartt School, as well as a member of the piano faculty in The Hartt School Community Division.

Mammedova is the Music Director and organist at First Congregational Church in South Windsor, Connecticut.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy has been established over many years of experience. At the same time, I believe a teacher continues to grow and experience more with every new student and year after year.

The basics of my teaching philosophy include-strong strategy, methodology and structure of the lessons where I am always trying to see, find, hear, and support the talent and musical skills of students. I believe there should always be a dialogue with the students and parents to discuss concerns, problems, expectations, and goals from the very first lesson.