27.07.2011 – Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart

The acclaimed Azerbaijani composer Günay Mirzayeva, student of Professor Caspar Johannes Walter, premièred her piece Mugham Impulses, written in the Chahargah mugham mode for harpsichord, guitar and cello. This featured Swiss harpsichordist Johannes Keller, German classical guitarist Stefan Volpp and French cellist Céline Papion, who is a member of the renowned ensemble cross.art.

Mirzayeva commented: “The purpose of this piece was to demonstrate the melody and impulsive rhythms of mugham, incorporating microtones, where the instrumental timbre is reminiscent of Azerbaijani national instruments.” Following wide audience acclaim, the piece was recorded for CD.