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After graduating as Dux of the music school for gifted and talented children in Baku, USSR, Emin Tagiev completed a Masters Degree in Teaching and Violin Performance at the Azerbaijan State Conservatorium of Music.  Whilst is Russia, he co-authored three books on violin teaching methods with his father, Professor Murad Tagiev, who held the position of Head of Strings at the Azerbaijan State Conservatorium of Music.

Emin Tagiev was very fortunate to have studied under the great names in violin at the time, including Professor Leonid Kogan and Professor Kravchenko at the Moscow Conservatorium of Music.  Upon completion of his studies, Emin Tagiev became a member of the Azerbaijan Chamber Orchestra and then the world-renowned Israeli Chamber Orchestra and the Israeli Violin Ensemble.


Australia Day Cultural Award



Lord Mayor Graham Quirk presenting BIYMF 2012 Awards

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Lord Mayor Graham Quirk presenting Emin Tagiev with Australia Day Cultural Award

“Without music, life would be a mistake”

Friedrich Nietzche

Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor presenting Australia Day Awards 2013

Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor presenting Australia Day Awards 2013

Emin Tagiev has always been involved in teaching, especially children, and when he was invited to Australia in 1995 to improve the curriculum and teaching methods used by the Stoliarsky School of Music in Brisbane, he was delighted to accept the position.  Since that time he has achieved a formidable reputation as a brilliant violin teacher, coaching many students to achieve beyond their expectations, with a significant number of past students continuing their tertiary studies in prestigious music establishments around the world.

Emin’s teaching style is distinguished and highly regarded. Professional musicians throughout Europe, North America and Asia have applauded the success of his youthful orchestra which has amazed audiences on their international tours.  Emin continues to work in the proven Russian methods of teaching. Emin understands the value of different teaching methods and styles. He works collaboratively with other music teachers and encourages his students to attend Master classes to assist his students to strive for reaching their full potential.

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