Aziza Sadikova Signs With Boosey & Hawkes

By Afton Wooten

(Photo Credit: Alexander Raevsky)

Composer Aziza Sadikova recently signed an exclusive contract with Boosey & Hawkes under Concord Music Publishing.

Sadikova’s role will expand the Boosey & Hawkes | Sikorski program by featuring works of former Soviet regions. Her agreement also includes worldwide rights to nearly all of Sadikova’s earlier works and any future compositions.

Sadikova’s extensive catalog includes the chamber opera “All About Sally,” “Beethoven-Sadikova,” “Silberklang” for soprano and chamber ensemble, and “Untitled” for choir and orchestra, as well many well-known instrumental works. Alongside German director Anna Peschke, Sadikova wrote “Ring des Nibelungen” for a Chinese- German experimental opera project. The piece which features western-Chinese instruments and singers was performed at the Radialsystem Berlin and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

She studied composition with Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky’s class at Tashkent State Conservatory and continued onto the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity College London. Sadikova has worked with musicians from the UK, USA, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, and more. Her music has been performed at the BBC Proms, Bachfest Leipzig, Wien Modern, and the Philharmonic Academy Concerts in Hamburg to name a few.

Sadikova is the recipient of several awards including the Brandenburg Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs’ Arts Advancement Award and the European Composition Prize, and was featured in BBC World Service’s documentary “100 Women.” This season she serves as a composer in residence at the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini and will have several world premieres.

Gabriel Teschner the Composer & Repertoire Manager at Boosey & Hawkes | Sikorski says in a press release, “when I heard Aziza Sadikova’s music for the first time a few years ago, I was touched and fascinated by her world of sound and followed her further development with great interest. Today we are very happy to be able to accompany and support the musical path of this versatile and unique composer, who has her roots in Uzbekistan.”