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Professor Abdullaev Nabijon Abdullaevich was born on July 23, 1940 in Khujand city, Tajikistan. His passion for fine arts, especially Tajik traditional music, inspired him to popularize it among the rich cultural diversities in the republics of former Soviet Union.

Professor Nabijon Abdullaev was the founder of the first orchestra of Tajik traditional instruments under the newly formed Tajik State Institute of Arts in 1968.

Every orchestra conducted by Professor Nabijon Abdullaev was an influential medium of broadcasting, composed of truly native Tajik and contemporary music in the Eurasian region.

During his lifetime, Nabijon Abdullaev successfully reached the pinnacle of his professional career as a Professor, Conductor and Dean of Faculty of Tajik music at Tajikistan State Institute of Arts.

As a gesture of appreciation and great respect, records of compositions produced by distinguished Tajik composers and performed by orchestras under the direction of Professor Nabijon Abdullaev are regularly aired on broadcasting channels and well preserved at all colleges, universities and state musical archives throughout the Republic to the present day.

Professor Nabijon Abdullaev also authored several books on national music, songs and traditional instruments of Tajikistan;

For his significant contribution to the development and propagation of traditional music as a professional musician, brilliant organizer and conductor, Professor Nabijon Abdullaev was conferred the title "Honorable Artist of the Republic of Tajikistan".

A brief profile of Professor Abdullaev Nabijon Abdullaevich is appended below:

- 1956

Graduated from Sodirkhoni Hofizi College of Arts, Khujand city, Tajikistan

1956 - 1963
  Studied at Rimsky-Korsakov St.Petersburg State Conservatory
1963 - 1966
  Graduated from Tashkent State Conservatory named after M. Ashrafi, faculty of national instruments
1966 - 1968
  Lectured in Tashkent State Conservatory named after M. Ashrafi
1968 - 1973
  Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Fine Arts at Tajikistan State University
1973 - 1983

Head of the Department of National Instruments, Tajikistan State Institute of Art named after of M. Tursun-zoda

1983 - 1985

Chief Conductor and Head of National Instruments Orchestra,Tajikistan TV and Radio Committee

1985 - 1994

Dean of Tajik Music Faculty, Tajikistan State Institute of Arts named after M. Tursun-zoda


Professor Nabijon Abdullaev's passion for progress in cultural development of Tajik Republic is actively sustained and apprenticed by thousands of followers in modern era.

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