The Sixth International Festival of Arts named after Nura Khalmamedov "Sounds of Dutar", which took place from October 29 to November 3 in Moscow, completed its work and announced the winners. One of the laureates of this prestigious competition was Ainur Otuzova, a student of the Specialized Music School at the Turkmen National Conservatory named after Mai Kuliyeva.
The 14-year-old pupil of the musical educational institution took the II prize in the nomination "Instrumental performance, piano". Ainur participated in a distance. The organizers of the event organized an online video format for the contestants living abroad.
Ainur Otuzova can, without exaggeration, be called gifted and talented, but this would have been impossible without painstaking studies in a music school. From the age of 6, the student has been studying piano with a teacher Jeyhun Babayev, who, one might say, “lit the Turkmen star”.
In the summer of this year, Ainur won first place in the International Festival-Competition of Arts "The Circulation of Talents", which was held in the city of Kazan (Russia). Having taken part in the competition remotely, the young pianist became the winner and received the 1st degree laureate diploma.
In 2022, the Turkmen performer plans to participate in two more competitions - the International Competition of Piano Art "MAESTROSO" and the International Festival of Musical Art "from Classics to Modernity".
The Sounds of Dutar Festival has been held since 2015. The first time Mammad Huseynov organized an event in honor of the anniversary of the composer Nura Khalmamedov, then this project grew into the annual prestigious International Festival of Arts "Sounds of Dutar".