The Kamancha is an ancient stringed musical instrument of Azerbaijan played with a bow.
Imamyar Hasanov is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on kamancha and known for his versatility as an arranger.
With his extensive knowledge of both Azeri traditional and Western classical music, knowledge of many of the world’s traditional instruments, and innovative arranging technique, Mr. Hasanov has not only contributed to the preservation of Azeri traditional music, but has created a body of work which has brought this music to the forefront of both the classical and world music fields.
Imamyar Hasanov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. He started playing the kamancha at the age of 7 and eventually became the youngest soloist in Azerbaijan's National Music Instruments Orchestra. He has a Master's Degree in Art and Music from the Azerbaijan State Conservatory named after Uzeyir Hajibeyov. He currently lives in the U.S.. www.kamancha.com