1946 - Graduate of Moscow State Conservatoire named after P.I.Chaikovsky,
teacher on composition class of Azerbaijan State Conservatory,
State prize winner for the opera "Vatan", awarded a medal "For
Distinguished Labor", government member of Organizational Committee
of the Union of the USSR Composers.
1948 - management member of the Union of the USSR Composers, docent
of Azerbaijan State Conservatoire, delegate of the 1st National
USSR Congress of the Soviet Composers, State prize laureate for
the symphonic poem "Leyli and Majnun", Head of the Music section
of Azerbaijan Architecture and Art Institute.
1949 - Director of Azerbaijan State Conservatoire named after
U.Hajibeyov - till 1953, enrolment to the Communist Party of the
1952 - management chairman of the Union of Composers of the
Azerbaijan SSR, member of the State Committee of Struggle for
Peace, trip to the Democratic Republic of Albania as a member
of the Soviet Culture and Art delegation.
1918 - Gara Abulfaz Garayev was born on 5th of December in Baku.
1926 - pupil of the music school within Azerbaijan State Conservatoire.
1930 - student of Baku Music Labour Faculty on the basis of Azerbaijan
State Conservatoire on piano class (professor G. G. Sharoyev).
1937 - member of the Union of Composers of Azerbaijan.
1938 - student of Moscow State Conservatoire named after P. I.
Chaikovski on composition class (professor A. N. Alexandrov )
1941 - return to Baku, artistic instructor of the Azerbaijan State
Philharmonic Society named after M. Magomayev.
1944 - vice-chairman in management of the Union of Azerbaijan
Composers, again a student of Moscow State Conservatoire named
after P.I.Chaikovski on composition class (professor D. D. Shostakovich
) - till 1946. Awarded a medal "For defense of Caucasus".
1953 - delegate of the IV USSR Conference of Peace supporters,
premier of the ballet "Seven beauties" at the Leningrad State
Small Opera Theatre.
1954 - member of the Committee of Lenin and State prizes of the
USSR - till 1982.
1955 - Honored Art Worker of the Azerbaijan SSR, member of the
Supreme Soviet of the USSR (IV convocation) - till 1959.
1956 - 1-st secretary of the Union of Composers - till 1973.
1957 - member of the Union of Cinemographies, delegate of the
USSR Festival II of Soviet films for music to the film "Two from
a Block", member of Executive Board of the USSR composers - till
1958 - National artist of the Azerbaijan SSR, deputy of the Supreme
Soviet of the USSR ( V convocation), laureate of the USSR Festival
II of Soviet films (Kiev) for music to the "On distant coasts"
1959 - National artist of the USSR, professor of the Composition
department of Azerbaijan State Conservatoire named after U.Hajibeyov,
a real member of Academy of Science of the Azerbaijan SSR., tour
to Czekhoslovakia for premiere of the "Seven beauties" ballet
(Prague, Bratislava, Brno).
1961 - participant of the 1-st International Festival of Modern
Music in Los-Angeles (USA) with performance of the Second Suite
from the ballet "Through path of thunder", awarded the Red Banner
1962 - member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR ( VI convocation),
delegate of the 2- nd Congress of Composers of the USSR, 1-st
secretary of the Union of the USSR Composers, delegate of the
3- rd USSR Congress of Composers, jury member of the 2- nd International
Competition named after P.I. Chaikovski, visit to the USA on delegation
of public figures of the Soviet Culture and Art.
1963 - visit to the Arabian Republic of Egypt in connection
with perfomance of the "Seven beauties" ballet in Cairo on the
stage of the Leningrad Small Opera Theatre.
1964 - visit to the Musical Festival of Modern Music "Warsaw Path"
(Poland) in connection with the performance of the ballet "Through
path of thunder" during the guest performances of the Bolshoi
Theatre of the USSR.
1965 - M. F. Akhundov prize laureate for music to the performance
of "Anthony and Kleopatra" premiere of the 3-rd Symphony in Moscow
- April, 21, 1-st performance of the 3-rd Symphony in Baku - June
1966 - member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (VII convocation),
member of jury of the 2nd USSR Congress of Conductors, tour to
Spain on the delegation of the Soviet Culture and Art, premiere
of "Classical suite" in Baku.
1967 - Lenin prize laureate for the ballet "Through path of thunder",
awarded the Lenin prize.
1968 - premiere of the Violin concert in Gorkiy - April, 21, the
1-st perfomance in Moscow - April, 28.
1969 - tour to Paris to the World Dance Festival with the "Seven
beauties" ballet and music production of the symphonic poem "Leyli
and Majnun", tour to Japan on the delegation of public figures
of the Soviet Culture and Art.
1970 - deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (VIII convocation).
1971 - tour to the Democratic Republic of Germany on the delegation
of producer group of "Lenfilm" for work on music of the film "Goya",
rewarded the October Revolution prize.
1972 - tour to Poland for participation in the Congress of Secretariats
of the Union of Composers of the USSR and in the Festival of Modern
Music "Autumn in Warsaw", member of jury of the 2-nd International
Ballet Competition in Moscow.
1973 - Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (IX convocation),
member of jury of the 5- th International Competition named after
P.I. Chaikovski in Moskow, visit to Turkey for participation in
the Congress "Modality in music" (Istanbul).
1976 - tour to Italy for the participation in the work of the
Symposium "Training of young Composers" in the Pezaro city, as
well as in collaborative meeting of the Soviet and Italian composers.
1978 - hero of Socialist Labour, tour to Paris for participation
in work of the Congress of the World Agency of Author Rights,
premiere of the musical "Furious Gascon" in perfomance of the
Moscow Opera Theatre.
1982 - died on May 13 in Moscow and buried in Baku, in the Alley
of Honor Burring.