Classical guitarist Rovshan Mamedkuliev exhibited talent on the instrument soon after he began playing at age 11. He went on to study at the renowned Nizhny Novgorod Conservatoire in his home country of Russia and has since performed around the world, including a show at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. Prior to his concert in Edmonton, which will showcase numerous classical compositions, Mamedkuliev shared his soundtrack picks with Vue.
Morning: Singing of birds. We live out of the big city, and I love to go outside in the morning and listen to sounds of nature.
Noon: About noon we usually have lunch with my family, so what I usually listen to: voices of my wife, daughters or parents, or TV (news, different programs).
Night: Music (more often classical, or other styles). I like to practise guitar and/or to listen to something serious at night time when I am at home.
On the road
Morning: Sounds of the city. I like to go for a little walk in the morning time and “meet and feel” an atmosphere of a new city or a place where I am staying.
Noon: Different music (guitar, orchestra, piano, rock, pop) Usually I am practising more [during] the day time (before and after lunch) when I am away from home. And it’s always nice after practising to find, or to listen to, something interesting on the Internet (but usually not in the day of a concert).
Night: Conversations with friends or just silence in a hotel. Usually I read something or speak with my family before going to bed. V
Fri, Mar 7 (8 pm)
Muttart Hall, $20 – $25