Rena Rzayeva performed together with such honored and well-known conductors as Niyazi, Rauf Abdullayev (both - Azerbaijan), Kreshimir Shipush (Norway), David Bukhin (Russia), violinist Hans-Heinz Schneeberger (Switzerland),pianist Daniel Grimwood(Great Britain). She took part in the following festivals: "Music of XX-th century" (Baku 1986, 1988, 1990), "Alternative?" (Moscow, 1988), "Gaudeamus" (Rotterdam, 1993), "Music in neue Raumen" (towns in ruhr area, Germany, 1993), "Summer Seminar for New Music" (Vienna, 1991, 1992, 1995), "Zeitgenossischer Herbst" (towns of Niederosterreich, Austria, 1994), Festival EPRIM (Maastricht, Holland 1997), The Tudeley Festival (England 1996, 1998).
Various composers have dedicated their piano works to Rena (for example, Austrian Ulf-Diether Soyka, who wrote his second Piano Concert specially for her performance).
Rena recorded two solo CDs - "Music in Verse" (1996) and "Kara Karayev...Through Time" (2000), which have been released by "Postern Park Digital", a British label.
Her performance of "Seven Pieces" by Javanshir Kuliyev was selected by "Vienna Modern Masters" for CD released in "Distinguished Performers Series V" (1998).
The range of her interests is wide; it relates not only to music, but also to poetry. She has acquired a good command of English, Germany and Italian by herself. She speaks and writes verses in these languages. She likes to be the first performer of the pieces by both azerbaijanian and other composers, but she plays only pieces in which she has fallen in love.
Rena Rzayeva was the first in Azerbaijan to set up solo programmes, tried to the principle of creative continuity and a spiritual relationship:"The Circle of Karayev"(1993), "Robert Schumann-From West to East"(1993), "Music inVerse"(1996), "Music from Vienna"(1996), "Kara Karayev...Through Time"(1998) etc...
The pianist is always on the listener's side, hence she outgrows her desire to create more programmes united by interesting and extraordinary conceptions.
R. Schumann. 6 Intermezzi op. 4
R. Schumann. "Kreisleriana" op. 16
Zaur Fahradov. "Closed Space" - variations on Robert Schumann
Mendelsohn and Brahms
Mendelsohn. Songs without words.
Mendelsohn. Rondo capriccioso op. 14
Brahms. 2 Rhapsodien
Brahms. 2 Intermezzo
Brahms. Variations on the theme of Paganini op. 35
Toccata and Fugue d-moll
Sonate C dur op. 36 N 4
Variation on the theme of Paganini
From "Vingt regards sur I`ienfant Jesus"
Music from Vienna
Works by Mozart, Schubert, Strauss,
Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, Hauer, Welles
Music in Verse
Works by composers of XX century:
O. Messaiaen, G. Crumb, H. Holliger,
L. Berio, T. Loevendie etc
Works by modern Azerbaijan composers:
K. Karayev, A. Melikov,
F. Karayev, J. Kuliyev, R. Hassanova,
A. Babayev, Z. Fahradov.
Kara Karayev ... Through Time
Works by K.Karayev, Shostakovich,
Prokofiev, Stravinsky etc.
works by american and azerbaijan composers
"The East is Subtle Thing"
Works by M. Balakirev, K. Shimanovsky,K. Karayev ,I. Hadjibeyov.
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