Sirojiddin Juraev is a master performer on long-necked lutes from Central Asia. Born and raised near the ancient city of Khujand, in northern Tajikistan, Sirojiddin learned to play the two-stringed dutar as a child and later studied with the great Uzbek master Turgun Alimatov. As a student at the Academy of Maqom, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Sirojiddin also studied tanbur and sato (bowed tanbur) with ustaz Abduvali Abdurashidov. Sirojiddin is active as a composer and arranger, and has created a body of new virtuoso works for dutar, tanbur, and sato. He performs both as a soloist and as a member of several ensembles, including Soriana, the Aga Khan Ensemble, the Academy of Maqom, and Tajikistan’s State Shashmaqom Ensemble.
|In the Footsteps of Babur||2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018|
|Classical masters of Azerbaijan and Tajikistan||2016|
|Celebrations of Navruz||2006, 2011, 2013, 2014|
|In the Shrine of the Heart||2008, 2010|
|Academy of maqam||2004, 2005, 2006, 2008|
|Wu Man and friends||2011|
|Invisible face of the beloved||2011, 2012|
|Aga Khan Ensemble||2017|
|Kronos Quartet with Wu Man, and Sirojiddin Juraev||2018|
|AKMI master musicians, Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté||2018|
|New Music from the Silk Route||2019|
|Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiave, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra||2019|
The members of the Master Jury for the 2017-2019 Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today. The Jury, which independently selects the recipients of the US$ 1 million Award, will convene in January 2019 to select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects.