"He is one of the great pianists what I ever heard of .." -Ahmad Jamal -
Growing up in Azerbaijan, Shahin’s rare talent emerged from his country’s various compositional
influences as well as its unusual and rich musical heritage. At the age of five, he began his classical
studies at Baku’s notorious Bulbul Music Academy. At only eleven years old, he performed with the
local Symphony Orchestra at the State Philharmonic Hall.
Elegantly blending his classical knowledge, Azerbaijan’s traditional folk “Mugham” and his jazz
influences, Shahin created his own unique and accomplished musical universe, among which he
combines eastern and western cultures