Azerbaijan State Chamber orchestra (former name - Chamber orchestra
of Azerbaijan radio and television) was established in 1964
with Gara Garayev and Fikret Amirov's initiation. Its first
art director and band-master was People artist of Azerbaijan
Professor Nazim Rzaev.
Gara Garayev's name was given to the orchestra in 1982. In
1990-1994 orchestra was lead by People artist of the Azerbaijan
Republic Ramiz Malikaslanov.
In 1994-1997 Honored artist of Abkhazia Yashar Imanov took
this position. Since 1998 Honored artist of the Azerbaijan Republic
Teymur Goychayev has been a director of the orchestra.