Toy Piano Concert – Fidan Aghayeva-Edler

©taken from Fidan Aghayeva-Edler Homepage

It is probably not too fair to introduce the professional pianist Fidan Aghayeva-Edler to you with her recent Toy Piano Concert here in Berlin, Germany. But I have seen the video a few days ago, and it made me smile and become cheerful! My first thought was, I need to share this with you on “(not so) serious Monday”. I believe it shows that there is so much room in classical contemporary music to express yourself and be playful. But see for yourself:

Fidan Aghayeva-Edler performed a small series of compositions for window concerts at various venues in Berlin. The program includes five older and three new works for Toy Piano, composed explicitly for this concert, and one improvisation. It should be noted that most of the compositions were penned by female composers, see the list on the right. 
If you enjoyed the concert in Sepps apartment even afterwards, and you want to support the musician, please donate: 
Sepp Maiers 2raumwohnung By donation button, by or directly to our account: Vereinsmaier e.V. / IBAN: DE28 4306 0967 1176 9923 00 / BIC: GENODEM1GLS / GLS-Bank Bochum
John Cage „Suite for Toy Piano“ (1948)
Julia Wolfe „East Broadway“ (1996)
Michael Finnissy „Sonata for Toy Piano“ (2006-2007)
Dai Fujikura „Milliampere“ (2010)
Fidan Aghayeva-Edler Live Improvisation
Dai Fujikura „Minas Song“ (2013)
Margarete Huber „Number One“ (2021) UA
Florence Anna Maunders „Primal Patterns“ (2020) UA
Emily Pedersen „Caged Innocence“ (2021) UA

Fidan is originally from Azerbaijan but based in Berlin, Germany. She is a professional pianist who currently concentrates on performing contemporary music and improvisation as a soloist but also in ensembles. Her Education started in Azerbaijan, but she later continued to study in Norway and Germany. Her List of collaborations with other Artists and interdisciplinary projects is long and impressive and expresses her musicality. Even the pandemic hasn’t slowed her down and she started to broadcast live stream videos on Facebook and YouTube. If you enjoy her artistry follow and support her and help us make female musicians more visible in society as well!

Thank you,