As a pianist, Gunel Mirzayeva has long performed a wide range of works from the Azerbaijani repertoire and J. S. Bach's keyboard repertoire.
The balance between fusion and translation is at the heart of her doctoral research based on her practice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
During her residency at the Cité internationale des arts, she worked on two distinct projects: the fundamental aesthetics of the improvisation of J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations and the recomposition of her other keyboard works with the Mugham (nicknamed Bach-Mugham by the artist), an Azeri national musical genre.
Gunel Mirzayeva seeks to reveal a historical and cultural relationship between the Mugham and Baroque musical improvisation.
Gunel Mirzayeva (Azerbaijan) is a recipient of the Cité internationale des arts Music Committee.