Musician / Composer
An accomplished pianist and composer, Isfar Sarabski is a rising star on the international jazz scene. He is the grandson of the famous Azerbaijani opera singer Huseyngulu Sarabski, one of the pioneers of opera in the Islamic world. Isfar was born in Baku in Azerbaijan and studied at the Baku Music Academy. He won the Montreux Jazz Festival Piano Competition in 2009, and the following year the State price of Zirva. Then appointed Honorary Artist of Azerbaijan, Isfar played in numerous festivals in Switzerland, Norway, France, Russia and Georgia and places and renowned jazz clubs such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Apollo Theater, Ronnie Scott’s and the Duc des Lombards. He collaborated with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of Oleg Lundstrem and great musicians such as Igor Butman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ben Williams, Mark Guiliana, Alan Hampton, Pat Senatore, Erik Klass, Christian Weber, Samuel Rohrer, Malcolm Creese, and James Maddren.
In 2011, he formed the Isfar Sarabski Trio with Moscow-based musicians Alexander Mashin (drums) and Makar Novikov (bass). The trio has performed in many festivals and concert venues across North America and Europe.
Electronic music is a more recent direction and switch of soundboards to reflect more personal moods and private thoughts. Whether drifting with like-minded club-based souls, or dreaming alone in darkened bedroom space, this music will take you to an imaginary somewhere. Early works include Root, Planet, Le Vent Nous Portera, White Sign.
Isfar Sarabski’s tracks