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New Commissions for Franghiz Ali-Zadeh

The Atlas Ensemble from Amsterdam has commissioned Franghiz Ali-Zadeh to compose an ensemble work for 30 musicians to be premiered at the 2004 Holland Festival in June in Amsterdam. The Atlas Ensemble is a union of musicians from Holland, China, Turkey, Armenia, Germany, Azerbaijan and Iran; each member plays an instrument from his/her own country.

The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam has commissioned Ali-Zadeh to compose a string quartet to be premiered on 19 May 2005 at the Concertgebouw (Small Hall) by the Minguet Quartet from Essen. At this concert, besides Ali-Zadeh's work, the First String Quartet of Sofia Gubaidulina and the Fifteenth String Quartet of Dmitri Shostakovich will also be performed.