Chairman

Azer Pasha Nematov

Azer Pasha Nematov was born on August 13th, 1947 in Baku, in the family of an outstanding theater director and honored art worker Zafar Nematov. 

In 1970, he graduated from the Azerbaijan State Institute of Arts named after M.Aliyev, to the "Theater Director" faculty, a course of People's Artist of the USSR Mehdi Mammadov.

 He began his creative activity at the Azerbaijan State Theater for Young Spectators in 1972, where he worked for many years as an assistant director, stage director, chief director and artistic director.

In 1974-76, A.P.Nematov worked as a trainee director at the Leningrad State Theater of Young Spectators in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), then he repeatedly participated in theater festivals, conferences and other theater forums in countries such as Greece, Turkey, Russia and Georgia.

 Since 1990, the plays of A.P.Nematov on the stage of the Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theater have drawn the attention of the Azerbaijani theater community for their novelty and originality.

Azer Pasha Nematov masterfully combines the features of the modern world theater, avant-garde and the Azerbaijani national theater in his work. The director’s performances with extraordinary creative thinking and high artistic taste were successfully shown and awarded the highest awards not only in Azerbaijan, but also at international theater festivals in Tashkent, Tbilisi and Moscow. The performances were also shown at the Black Sea Countries Festival in Turkey and the 1st World Theater Festival of the Turkic World in honor of the 700th anniversary of the Ottoman Empire.

In addition to a good music taste, the director is known as a talented artist who staged performances in various theaters of our country and cities of the former Soviet Union. His works were also shown at the exhibition of theater artists in Ukraine and the I Biennale exhibition of theater artists in Azerbaijan.

Azer Pasha Nematov has successfully organized a number of festivals, anniversaries and other theatrical events during his activities. Under his leadership, the Union of Theater Workers of Azerbaijan has become an organization that plays an important role in the theatrical life of the country.

He was awarded the "Honored Art Worker" title in 1987 and the title of "People's Artist" in 2002 for his activities in the field of theatrical art. He was also awarded the “Humai” National Social Award in 1997, the “Golden Dervish” prize in 1998 and 2003, and the “Order of Glory” on the occasion of his 60th birthday, in August 2007.

 

Performances

 

  

at the Azerbaijan State Theatre for Young Spectators:

“Two Maples” (Yevgeniy Schwartz)

“Pin and Gwin” (Kim Meshkov)

“Bumbarash” (Yevgeniy Mitko and Yuri Mikhailov)

“Night after graduation” (Vladimir Tendryakov)

“How are you doing, young man?” (Shandor Samodi Toot)

“Last night of last year” (Anar)

“Contact” (Rustam Ibrahimbeyov)

“We can deal with our people” (Alexander Ostrovskiy)

“The Adventures of Buratino in the Land of Fools” (Alexey Tolstoy)

“School of Danabash Village” (Jalil Mammadguluzade)

“Climbing Fujiyama” (Chingiz Aytmatov and Kaltay Mamedzhanov)

“The Cat Who Walked by Himself” (Rudyard Joseph Kipling)

“The Song of the Wind on Sails” (Carlo Gozzi)

“Mad Day of Shapkin” (Mikhail Zoshchenko)

“Tomorrow has come long ago” (Rahman Alizade)

“Falling asleep” (Kamal Aslanov)

 

in the Leningrad Theatre of the Young Spectator:

“Death for all the good” (Magsud Ibrahimbeyov)

“The Collapse of the Third Empire” (Bertolt Brecht)

 

in the Arkhangelsk Drama Theatre:

"House on the sand" (Rustam Ibrahimbeyov)

at the Tallinn Youth Spectator Theatre:

“Summer days of the city” (Anar)

“Falling asleep” (Kamal Aslanov)

 

at the Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre:

“Hotel “Oblivion” (Rustam Ibrahimbeyov)

“Before the storm” (Arif Suleymanov)

“Ah, Paris, Paris!”, “My favorite crazy”, “Diagnosis D” (Elchin)

“Hamlet”, “Twelfth Night” (William Shakespeare)

“The Hypericum” (Ilyas Efendiyev)

“Shah Gajar”, “This long road of love” (Ali Amirli)

“Dead People” (Jalil Mammadguluzade)

“Almaz” (Jafar Jabbarli)

 

Stage design for the performances:

“Contact”, “Office story” (Rustam Ibrahimbeyov)

“Summer days of the city” (Anar)

“Mad Day of Shapkin” (Mikhail Zoshchenko)

"Boboc" (with Elchin Mamedov) (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

"Office idleness" (Seyfaddin Dagly)

“My daughter Nyusha” (Yuriy Yakovlev)

“Hamlet”, “Timon of Athens”, “Twelfth Night” (William Shakespeare)

“The Hypericum” (Ilyas Efendiyev)

“Shah Gajar” (Ali Amirli)

“Dead People” (Jalil Mammadguluzade)

“Almaz” (Jafar Jabbarli)

 

Musical arrangement for the performances:

“How are you doing, young man?” (Shandor Samodi Toot)

“Last night of last year” (Anar)

“We can deal with our people” (Alexander Ostrovskiy)

“It’s impossible to become God” (Kamal Aslanov)

“Climbing Fujiyama” (Chingiz Aytmatov and Kaltay Mamedzhanov)

 

Pedagogical activity

 

Students:

Kirill Filinov,People’s Artist of the Russian Federation

Anatoliy Kosalev,Honored Arts Worker of the Russian Federation

Yashar Nuri,People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Zarnigyar Agakishiyeva,People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Azer Zeynalov,People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Jafar Namig Kamal,People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Gabil Guliyev,People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Boyukhanym Aliyeva,People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Firudin Maherramov,People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Tevekkul Aliyev,People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Ali Nur,Honored Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Kazym Abdullayev,Honored Artist of theAzerbaijan Republic

Mesme Agaverdieva,Honored Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Anar Heybatov,Honored Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

Aslan Shirinov,Honored Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic

 

Scientific activity.

 

Science articles:

“Favorite actor of our scene” (“Culture-Enlightenment” magazine)

“Hamlet” (“Scientific Research” journal)

Methodical manuals:

“Director’s analysis of the play”

“Director’s view on the dramaturgy of Jalil Mammadguluzade”

“Director’s view on the drama of Shakespeare”

 

Published interviews:

“Heydar Aliyev was also a master of theatre”

“The Theatre is like the Society”

“Theatre is the purification of the soul, morality, intellect ...”

"We have a very strong and disciplined army"

“There is always a contradiction between youth and wisdom.”

“No technique and equipment can replace the living art”

“At the confluence of thinking and feelings”

“During the staging of the performance I take into account both young and old people...”

“Let’s break the barrier together”

“There is a spectator, you just need to put on good performances”

“Theatre is a mirror of Time”

“I can’t stop, otherwise my heart will rise and my soul will fall silent"

“The best days of the Azerbaijani theatre are still ahead”