Rahilia Hasanova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. In the world of contemporary classical music, she is known as a prolific composer with a unique and powerful “voice”. The strength of her music is in bridging the two seemingly disparate worlds of Eastern and Western cultures. By combining the essence of her native culture and Eastern traditional music with the contemporary classical music and Western traditions, Rahilia Hasanova creates unparalleled music forms that are as diverse as they are unforgettable. “Hasanova’s works are rich in unique intonations that fit into the macro-space of her compositions as self-sufficient microcosms” (Z.Dadashzade). “One of the prominent characteristics of Hasanova’s creations is reaching dramatic register culminations that are expressed through modal-meditative development” (A.Amrahova).