Aziza Sadikova is a composer from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
She studied piano and composition from the age of 5 at the
Uspensky Special Music School for gifted children. Aziza
continued her studies at the Tashkent State Conservatory
in the class of composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky.
In 2006 she graduated with 1st class BMus (Hons) and MA
in composition from Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity
College of Music, in composition class of Philip Cashian,
Alwynne Pritchard and Stephen Montague.
During her studies, Aziza played an active role in promoting
Soviet contemporary music, and was a leader of the Thallein
Ensemble. She collaborated with various musicians, ensembles
and artists in the UK, the USA, Uzbekistan, Germany, the
Netherlands. Her music was performed in Salzburg Aspekte
Festival, Ilkhom XX Contemporary Music Festival in Tashkent,
Contemporary Music Days ‘Art 2004’ in Georgia and in
Theaterformen Festival in Germany.
As an artist-in-residence in Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf
she collaborated with prominent visual artists, Uwe Wittwer
(Switzerland) and Pavel Mrkus (Chez Republic). The films
Museum and Seagull have been performed at exhibitions in
Aahen, Solothurn and Dresden.
Music by A.Sadikova has been featured on BBC Radio,
Deutschlandadio Kultur, Rundfunk Berlin and MDR Figaro Dresden.
Latest chamber works Fraza, Laniti and Kalam recieved premiers
and broadcasts in Berlin by direction of the conductors Rüdiger
Bohn and Manuel Nawri.
In 2009, the work Teni (Schatten) commissioned by the Ucker-
markische Musik Wochen Festival, received its premier by the
Baroque singer Cecile Kempenaers and violinist Kathrine
Allenberg, among others. In 2009 the Tate Britain Gallery in London
has selected the works of A.Sadikova to be featured at the Late
at Tate event.
Aziza’s incidental music composed for the theatre play “White
White Black Stork” by A.Kadiry was performed by the Ilkhom
Theatre Company in Moscow Meirhold Theatre, Barbican Pit
Theatre in London, at the ACT Theatre in Seattle, Theaterformen
Festival in Hannover, and in Holon Theater Festival (Israel)
followed by the broadcast on Moscow TV Kultur Channel in 2007.
Aziza Sadikova’s compositional interests have been stimulated by
the exploration and combination of Uzbek music elements with
contemporary Western instrumental forms and techniques. Her
music is inspired primarily by paintings of Uzbek artist Bobur
Ismailov and Eastern mysticism of philosophers, such as
Khayyam and Hafiz.
Aziza Sadikova currently lives and works in Berlin.
Publishers: Ries and Erler, Berlin.