Habil Aliyev, born on May 28, 1927 in Agdash, Azerbaijan and died September 8, 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
He was a prominent Azerbaijani kamancheh player. His music has been widely appreciated in the Middle East and Europe.
Habil is well versed in Azerbaijani traditional music and has played for many years at Tehran concert halls.
He has numerous recording with the prominent Persian classical musician Shajarian.
Habil Aliyev’s first international performance was in United Kingdom when he was accompanying Rashid Behbudov and Tamara Sinyavskaya.
This performances created great resonance and British press quoting Major of Glasgow called Habil Aliyev “Paganini of Azerbaijan”.
Habil inspired Israeli Mizrahi musician Mark Eliyahu to play kamancheh.
In 2009, as a result of his poor health he made a symbolic “last concert” at Tehran Roudaki-Wahdat concert hall.
Habil Aliyev died at age 88 on September 8, 2015.