In 2014 Riad was appointed special musical advisor for the 1st European Games Ceremonies under Musical directors, Maestro Teodor Currentzis, Vangelino Currentzis and Artistic Director Dimitris Papaioannou.
Riad Mammadov was born into a family of artists. He graduated from the Moscow conservatory postgraduate program with a degree in “piano” under the supervision of Professor K. Knorre, an Honored Artist of Russia. He also graduated from the academic postgraduate program as a music expert directed by Professor V. Kholopova. He was a student of such prominent music teachers as V. Merjanov, A. Bonduryanskiy, M. Lidskiy, E. Nazirova, S. Beybutova and others. While studying, Riad became a scholarship holder of the Azerbaijan H. Aliyev Presidential Fund. Upon graduating he was invited as guest artist to the Tchaikovski Opera and Ballet Theatre (Artistic director T. Currentzis).Read more