Azerbaijan and Switzerland continue the successful development of relations in all spheres, the remarks came from the Swiss ambassador to Azerbaijan Philipp Stalder at a press briefing on January 12.
The ambassador first of all congratulated everyone on the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, and also touched upon the development of Swiss-Azerbaijani relations.
"First of all, I would like to congratulate the Azerbaijani people on the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic. Last year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries. There are warm friendly relations between Switzerland and Azerbaijan that were established after the restoration of Azerbaijan's independence in 1991,” Philipp Stalder said.
At a press conference on the upcoming concert to be held in Baku, the ambassador gave detailed information about the famous Swiss pianist, performer in the genre of Boogie Woogie, blues and jazz, laureate of international competitions Silvan Zingg. The choice of the performer was made for a reason. Last year, during the traditional Baku International Jazz Festival, the Swiss musical group Mats-up, known for its ability to combine classical music with incendiary jazz, performed successfully. After this performance, the Embassy of Switzerland in Azerbaijan decided to organize a concert of the Swiss musician performing in the style of Boogie Woogie.
"We had a good experience at last year's jazz festival, to which we invited the Swiss jazz collective. The feedback from their performance was very positive. We decided to continue this experience and invite more Swiss musicians to Baku,” Stalder added.
Swiss pianist and founder of the international Boogie Woogie festival in the Swiss city of Lugano Silvan Zingg will hold master classes in Baku. Information support for the events in the framework of the Swiss musician's visit to Baku will be provided by the CBC TV Channel.