Munojat Yulchieva

Munojat Yulchieva

Munojat Yulchieva is the brightest star of Uzbek classical music at the end of the 20th century. She studied music at Tashkent State Conservatory under the guidance of Shavkat Mirzaev, who has been her spiritual teacher since 1978. For the past ten years she has toured Europe, Asia, the USA and Latin America. Her repertoire consists of the best examples of Uzbek classical music as well as music by contemporary bastoqors, composers in the traditional Uzbek style. Thanks to her unique voice (a low alto encompassing two-and-a-half octaves) Munojat performs songs from both female and male repertoires.

A well-known and highly respected artist, she has participated in numerous traditional music festivals throughout Europe as well as in Morocco, Brazil and the United States. Munojat has received several distinguished awards, and has recorded many albums, notably in France and in Germany. This year Munojat was nominated in the Asia/Pacific category for the prestigious BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards.