The music education and performing arts community in Azerbaijan had the opportunity to experience once again the benefits and wonders of Low Latency (LoLa) data transmission technology in a master class for the students of the Baku Academy of Music  (BMA) that took place on 17 February 2022.

The master class was organised by BMA with the support of the AzScienceNet Network Operation Centre of IIT of ANAS,  EENet of HITSA, the Estonian Education and Research Network, and LoLa technology deployed in Azerbaijan through the EU-funded EaPConnect project.

Thanks to LoLa, Peep Lassmann, Professor of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, was able to direct the master class remotely from Estonia. The BMA Piano Faculty students who attended the class performed masterpieces by Liszt, Chopin and Beethoven.

LoLa technology was introduced in Azerbaijan at the “Connecting Traditions” concert that took place at the BMA in December 2019. The event was the outcome of close collaboration between AzScienceNet and EENet of HITSA, the Baku Academy of  Music and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and featured a world premiere of new music for traditional instruments from Azerbaijan and Estonia.  There are also plans for the deployment of LoLa at the National Conservatory of Nakchivan State University in the coming months.


Yegana Akhundova, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Education, ©BMA
BMA student performing, ©BMA

About LoLa

LoLa was designed to enable musicians to play remotely together (e.g. concerts, master classes, training) and support remote music teaching overcoming geographical boundaries and reducing distance-related latency up to an imperceptible level. LoLa was originally developed by Conservatorio  “Giuseppe Tartini” in Trieste (Italy) in collaboration with GARR, the Italian Research and Education Network.