Baku, February 2, AZERTAC
A ceremony to unveil a monument to prominent conductor, People's Artist of the USSR, maestro Niyazi has been held in a park on Niyazi Street in Baku.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the ceremony.
President Ilham Aliyev unveiled the monument to maestro Niyazi.
The author of the 3m-high monument is People`s Painter Omar Eldarov, while architect is Honoured Architect Elbay Gasimzade.
The head of state made a speech at the ceremony.
Other speakers at the event included rector of Baku Music Academy, People`s Artist Farhad Badalbayli, composer, People's Artist Faig Sujaddinov, laureate of international contests, conductor Ayyub Guliyev and sculptor Omar Eldarov.
The head of state laid flowers at the monument.
President Ilham Aliyev spoke to culture and art figures who attended the event.
Then they posed for photographs.