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Seven members of House of Lords meet with Professor Nargiz Pashayeva

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London, November 27, AZERTAC

At the invitation of Purcell School for Young Musicians, the oldest specialist music school in the UK, rector of the Baku branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University, co-chair of the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society, professor Nargiz Pashayeva visited a traditional fundraising gala dinner in Goldsmiths’ Hall, London.

This gala dinner is a significant event in the musical life of the UK. During the event school director James Purcell Harding greeted the participants in the cabin, thanked all those present and briefly introduced the program of the event. The dinner was attended by well-known British artists, member of the House of Lords of the British Parliament Baroness Warnock, as well as well-known professors and cultural industry workers.

Early this June, Professor Nargiz Pashayeva and Lord German, co-chairman of the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society, visited the Purcell School and held a meeting its management. They discussed the possibility of cooperation between the Purcell School for Young Musicians and Specialized music school named after Bulbul in Azerbaijan and education opportunities for two Azerbaijani students.

Professor Nargiz Pashayeva's initiative was welcomed by the management of the Purcell School, and director of Bulbul school Teymur Goychayev and two students of this school - tar player Atabek Ismayilov and pianist Rashid Behbudov - visited the Purcell School at the invitation of Professor Pashayeva. The school offered them a weekly program to learn the British system of musical education.

During her visit to the UK, Professor Nargiz Pashayeva attended a business dinner at the House of Lords at the invitation of Lord German and six members of the House of Lords - Lord Berkeley, Lord Clemens-Jones, Lord Lipsey, Lord Rowe-Beddou, Lord Aberdare and Lord Thomas Grestfordsky.

The sides discussed prospects of joint cultural projects supervised by co-chairs of the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society Professor Nargiz Pashayeva and Lord German. At the dinner, Professor Pashayeva spoke of musical and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan. The British Lords hailed the activities of Professor Pashayeva.

The Purcell School for Young Musicians is a specialist music school for children, located in the town of Bushey, south Hertfordshire, England, and is the oldest specialist music school in the UK. The school was awarded the UNESCO Mozart Medal in 2003, which was received on behalf of the school by Prince Charles, who is a patron of the school.

Orkhan Ismayilov

Special Correspondent

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