Ayyub Guliyev was born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2005 he graduated from the Baku Music Academy, where he studied conducting with Y.Adigezalov, and continued his education at the Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory under A.Polishchuk and later at Vienna State University of Music and Fine Arts. He also passed training with D.Harding, R.Capasso, Y.Simonov, and R.Abdullayev. He has collaborated with many famous orchestras including “Colours” symphony orchestra (Greece), Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (Norway), Cadaques Orchestra (Spain), Zagreb Philharmonic, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, Baltic Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestras of Lublin, Kielce, Koczalin (Poland), Saint-Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the State Hermitage Orchestra, Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra and others. In February 2010 Ayyub Guliyev conducted the Musical Olympus Festival concert in Carnegie Hall, New York.
Upon the decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic the name of Ayyub Guliyev was included into the Presidential “Golden Book of Young Talents” in August 1998, he also has become the President's scholarship holder. In 2006 he was awarded with prestigious national prize “Success of Year”, and in 2009 – the ministerial award “Peak-2009”.
In 2006 Ayyub Guliyev won the First Prize at the Lutoslawski International Conducting Competition in Bialystok (Poland) and also received the “Special Prize of the Philharmonic Orchestra – Best conductor of the competition”. In November 2008 he was awarded with the “Orchestra Preference Award” at the Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition in Athens and in 2010 Ayyub Guliev won the top prise (Giuseppe Sinopoli Award) at the Arturo Toscanini International Competition in Parma (Italy).