Bakhytzhan Baikadamov (1917-1977) - Kazakh composer, Honored Art Worker of the Kazakh SSR (1957). He graduated from the Almaty State Conservatory (1954). From 1941 he was the leader of the choir of the Kazakh Radio, in 1947-1949 he was the leader and conductor of female ensemble of song and dance. Now the Kazakh national choir has his name.
Awards and titles: Order of the Labor Red Banner (1959), Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1957).
Kuddus Khodzhamyarovich Kuzhamyarov(1918-1994) is the Soviet, Kazakhstan, Uygur composer, teacher, public man, founder of Uygur professional music. In 1951 he graduated from the Kazakh Conservatory as composerin class by Professor E.G.Brusilovsky. He worked as artistic director of the Kazakh Radio (1952), was the rector of the KNCnamed byKurmangazy (1957-1967).
Awards and titles: Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1954), People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1973), People’s Artist of the USSR (1987), the Third Degree of Stalin Prize of (1951), State Prize of the Kazakh SSR (1971), Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1971), Order «Badge of Honor»(1961), medal «For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945»(1947), Medal«Veteran of Labor» (1980), Honorary Badge «For Excellent Success in the Field of Higher Education of the USSR» (1978 ), Badge «For excellent work» of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR (1964).
Nurgisa Atabaevich Tlendiev (1925-1998) – Kazakh composer, conductor, dombristand teacher. People’s Artist of the USSR (1984), People’s Hero of Kazakhstan (1998).He studied at the faculty of folk instruments of the Kazakh State Conservatory Kurmangazy (1948-1950), in 1952 he graduated from the conductor department of the Moscow Conservatory (in class of Professor N.P. Anosov), trained at the Grand Theater in Moscow.
Awards and titles: People’s Hero of Kazakhstan (Halyk Kaharmany) (1998), Honored Artist of Kazakh SSR (1959), Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1959), People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1975), People’s Artist of the USSR (1984), State Prize of the Kazakh SSR (1978), Order of Otan (1998), Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd degree (1985).
Shamshy Kaldayakov (1930-1992) is a popular Kazakh composer, «The king of the Kazakh waltz». In 1956 year he wrote the song «My Kazakhstan», which later became to the modern anthem of Kazakhstan, he studied at the Kurmangazy Conservatory in class of composition by prof. V.V. Velikanov.
Awards and titles: Laureate of the Lenin Komsomol Prize of Kazakhstan (1965), Honored Worker of Culture of the Kazakh SSR (1980), People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1981), Winner of the State Prize in Literature and Art of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2010) for the collection of songs «Bakyt Kushagynda» (posthumously).
Yerkegali Rakhmadievich Rakhmadiev (1932 - 2013) is a Soviet Kazakh composer, teacher, public and state leader.He is a people’s Artist of the USSR (1981), Hero of the Labor of Kazakhstan (2010). In 1957 he graduated Kurmangazy Kazakh Conservatory the composition class by E.G.Brusilovsky, after he is completing refresher courses under the USSR Union of Composers under G.Lytinsky and Y.Fortunatov in Moscow.
Awards and titles: Hero of Labor of Kazakhstan (2010), Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1967), People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1975), People’s Artist of the USSR (1981), State Prize of the Kazakh SSR (1980), Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1971),Order of People’s Friendship (1982), Otan Order (2010), Medal «For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945» (1947), Medal of the Pennsylvania State (USA) for outstanding achievements in art, Prize of the International Music Tribune of Asia Countries UNESCO (1973), «Man of the Year» (2005), Badge «Madeniet Salasynyүzdіgі» (Excellence in Culture) (2012).
Sydyh Mukhamedzhanov (1924 -1991) is the Kazakh Soviet composer, People’s Artist of the USSR (1990). He graduated as composer from the Kazakh Conservatory Kurmangazy (in the class of E.G. Brusilovsky) in 1957.From 1953 he was the music editor (later artistic director) of the Kazakh radio. He was the chairman of the Board of the Union of Composers of Kazakhstan (1960-1962), director and artistic director of Jambul Kazakh State Philharmonic Society (1964-1968), director of the Abay Kazakh State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1969-1972), Member of the CPSS since 1961.
Awards and titles: The Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1961), People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1967), People’s Artist of the USSR (1990), State Prize of the Kazakh SSR (1974), Order of the October Revolution (1971), Order of the Friendship of Peoples (1984), Order «Badge of Honor» (1959).
Bazarbay Sagadievich Jumaniyazov (1936-2015) isa Kazakh composer and teacher. In 1965 he graduated from the Alma-Ata Conservatory from Evgeny Brusilovsky (by composition). In 1964-1965 he was the music editor of the film studio «Kazakhfilm», the head of the music editorial office of the publishing house «Mektep» (1965-1966),Director of the Kazakh State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Abai (1984-1987), Headed the Union of Composers of Kazakhstan, was a member of the CPSU in 1978-1991.
Awards and titles: The Prize of Lenin’s Komsomol of the Kazakh SSR (1970), Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1983), Order of People’s Friendship (1986), People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1990), Order Parasat (1999).
Yermek Bekmukhamedovich Serkebaev (1926-2013) is the Soviet Kazakh opera and chamber singer (baritone), actor, teacher. In 1951 year he graduated from the Kazakh Conservatory in the class of singing with Professor A.M. Kurganov. Since the 1988 he was the Chairman of the Board of the Union of Musical Figures of the Republic of Kazakhstan and a member of the presidium of the International Union of Musical Figures (Moscow), combined this position with the work of an adviser to the general director at the Abay Kazakh State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, where he also continued to perform on stage, as a singer.
Awards and titles: Winner of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Bucharest (2nd prize, 1953), Winner of the All-Union Competition of vocalists and ballet dancers in Moscow (2nd prize, 1956), Winner of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow (2nd prize, 1957 ), Hero of Socialist Labor (1986), People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1958), People’s Artist of the USSR (1959), State Prize of the USSR (1977),State Prize of the Kazakh SSR. By K. Baiseitova (1972), Two Orders of Lenin (1986), Order of the October Revolution (1984), Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Order of Otan, Independent National Award «Tarlan» («Contribution» in the section «Music», «Club of Patrons of Kazakhstan», 2000), the winner of the festival «Man of the Year» in the nomination «For contribution to the musical art of Kazakhstan» (2011), Honorary Citizen of Petropavlovsk (1990).
Bibigul Akhmetovna Tulegenova (16.12.1929) is the Soviet and Kazakh opera singer (lyricist soprano), actress, teacher. She is a Hero of Socialist Labor (1991). People’s Artist of the USSR (1967), Winner of the USSR State Prize (1970). She graduated from the vocal and choral faculty of the Kazakh Conservatory in Almaty in 1954 (teacher N.N. Samyshina). She was a soloist of the Abay State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Alma-Ata in 1957 and 1971.
Awards and titles: People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1959), People’s Artist of the USSR (1967), State Prize of the USSR (1970) for concert programs of 1967-1968, State Prize of the Kazakh SSR. K.Baiseitova (1966), Hero of Socialist Labor (12.21.1991), Two Orders of Lenin (03.23.1976; 12.21.1991), Order of the Red Banner of Labor (03.01.1959), Order of Otan (2000).Medals: Personal Golden Badge of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1999), «Person of the Year» in the nomination «For contribution to the musical art of Kazakhstan» (2001), Independent national award «Tarlan» («For contribution» in the section «Music», «Club of Patrons Kazakhstan», 2001), Personal star on the avenue of stars of Kazakhstan (2002), Interstate Prize «Stars of the Commonwealth» in the field of humanitarian activities (Council for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS Member States, 2014),Honorary Citizen of Astana (1999), Honorary Citizen of East Kazakhstan Region (2011), Honorary Citizen of Almaty (2012), State Scholarship of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation in the Field of Culture (2016), State Scholarship of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan –Elbasy areas of culture (2017).
Sara Adilgereyevna Kuzembay (24.03.1937) - Leading musicologist and scholar, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Art History, Professor, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Laureate of the State Prize of the First Degree Sh.Valikhanov, researcher of actual problems of multinational musical art of Kazakhstan.The scientific and creative activity of S.A.Kuzembay is devoted to the formation and development of the national musicological science. In 2006, the professor's work came out as a result of many years of creative research by a musicologist was a monograph «National artistic traditions and their convergence in the genre of Kazakh opera». Since 2016 he is an honorary professor, heads the dissertation council for the defense of doctoral dissertations of PhD in the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy. Since 2010, the release of two books – «Kazakh operas» and «Kazakh operalary» in collaboration with the candidate of art history, associate professor G.Zh.Musagulova and with SR of the department of musical art Z.M. Kasimova. Since 2011 she wrote the collective monograph «Dasturli musyka men kompozitorlyk shygarmashylyktagy tauilsezdyk ideasy». In 2012the monograph «Ulttyk Muzykatanu Gulimynyz ozektі maselelerі» came to world. In 2017, under the leadership of Sara Kuzembay, the fundamental research project «Idea of Mangilik el (eternal land) in Kazakh music» was completed.
Awards and titles: Badge «For merits in the development of science of the Republic of Kazakhstan» (2016), Medal for the 25th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan for achievements in field of domestic music and pedagogy, awarded by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on November 29, 2016.
Ketegenova Nurgiyan (Altyn) Salimovna (16.02.1937) is the author of about 200 scientific and journalistic works, including more than 20 books devoted to the work of professional composers of Kazakhstan, history and theory of music, problems of style, folklore and professional creativity, national language, the interaction of tradition and innovation.The main object of perennial searches Ketegenova N.S. is the work of composer M. Tulebaev. Among the most famous works of N.S. Ketegenova is ethnographic collection «Makpal» (100 songs recorded by M. Tulebaev in Kazakh and Russian languages 1979), monograph«The Life and Work of M. Tulebaev» (1993), edited by the opera «Birzhan and Sara» (2 ed., 1983). In 2009, the book by N.S. was published on the 70th anniversary of the Union of Composers of Kazakhstan by Ketegenova «Creative portraits of composers of Kazakhstan. Essays». In 2015, N.S. Ketegenova published The Reader in Harmony (using the works of composers of Kazakhstan as an example) in collaboration with A.S. Nusupova and G.Z. Begembetova, which appears to be a unique phenomenon in the national musicology. In 13.03. 2016 Mukan Tulebaev’s opera «Kozy-Korpesh-Bayan Sulu» gained a full-fledged stage life at Astana Opera, thanks to her initiative, the composer’s symphonic instrumentation was completed. She had collected and had handed over to the museum archive over 200 exhibits, including portraits, manuscripts, personal belongings, office furniture, tools, souvenirs, clothes, epistolary material by famous Kazakhstani composers, performers and cultural figures.
Awards and titles: Honored Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Madeniet Kairatkeri, «Eren enbegi ushin, Kazakhstan respublikasynyn tauelsizdigine 10 zhyl», «Kazakhstan Respublikasynyn Parlamentine 10 zhyl».
Nuraly Tanatar Konyruly (02.07.1938) is a Professor of the Wind and Percussion Instruments Department of the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, author of several articles, teaching aids, teacher with many years of experience, who educated several generations of talented oboist. T.K. Nuraly began his career in the Conservatory in 1967. Throughout his life, he is an active concert musician (both a soloist and an orchestra). Tanatar Konyruly performed in various concert halls of both Kazakhstan and Russia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Romania, Spainand etc.).Currently, Tanatar Konyruly is one of the leading professors of the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory. Evidence of fruitful teaching activities of the professor is more than 75 graduates in the specialty «Oboe», many of whom are laureates of republican, interzonal and over 20 international competitions. Currently, graduates of the class T.K.Nuraly they are engaged in creative, concert, and pedagogical activity both in the Republic of Kazakhstan and abroad. The brightest of them are: Bisengaliev K., Mazhagulov B., Kurmanbaev J., Mazurenko A., Aitbaev K., Azhbagambetov E., Makhpirova D., Mikhlina M., Mukhadieva L., Mukasheva A., Tustikbay O., Auzhanova A., Bakhtiyarov A., Eraly F., et al. Scientific works: «Goboega arnalgan piesalar» / «Oner», 1984, Almaty, Methodical instructions on the performance of musical works for the oboe /SIC of Minvuz, 1984, Almaty, Kazakh SSR, «Guide to the reeds of manufacture for oboe» / Poligraf-L LP, 1994, Almaty, «Primary learning to play the oboe in a children’s music school and music college» / Poligraf-L LP , 1994, «Collection of «Pieces for Oboe with Piano» / Scientist’s Papers , 2004, «Strokes to Portraits» /«Oner» , 2008, «Goboi Uyrenu Mektebі» / Printing House LLP – «378», 2011 y.
Awards and titles: 1984 - Honored Artist of Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, 1992 - Academic title as professor, 2004 - Kazakhstan Respublikasynyn bilim beruisinin kurmetti kyzmetkeri.
Kalenbayeva Meruert Kabikenovna was born on June 9, 1939 in the Urda district of the West Kazakhstan region. She graduated from the Almaty Conservatory (now the Kazakh National Conservatory). She is a Kobyzist, Honored Artist of Kazakhstan, Professor of the Kazakh National Conservatory. Kurmangazy. In 1961-1979 she was an accompanist in the orchestra of Kazakh folk instruments. Since 1966, she is a teacher at the Conservatory. As part of the art masters of Kazakhstan, she participated in the Days of Culture of the Soviet Union in Hungary, Poland, Germany, France, Japan and Portugal. He was awarded the Diploma of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR.
Awards and titles: Honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Position I.O. Associate Professor KNC named Kurmangazy, Academic title associate professor (HAC), Diploma of Akim of Almaty for many years of work, contribution to the development and promotion of musical art, Position I.O. Professor Kurmangazy KNC, Medal «10 years» of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Medal «20 years» of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, State scholarship of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy in the field of culture.
Tamara Kazhgaliyevna Jumaliyeva is a Kazakh musicologist, Candidate of Art History, Professor of the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory. She graduated from the Institute (now the Russian Academy of Music) Gnesinyin class by Professor V.O. Berkov. Finished the graduate school of the Institute of Language and Literature at the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR under the leadership of Academician A.K. Zhubanov. Since 1967 she has been teaching at the Conservatory at the Department of History of Foreign Music, and then at the Department of Musicology, T. Jumalieva. During this time, over sixty musicologists studied in her class, most of whom continue to work in music colleges and universities of the republic. The experience of teaching has found expression in a number of methodological works, as well as in the textbooks «Traditional music of the Kazakh people» and «Kazak halkynyn dasturli musykasy», where Tamara Jumalieva acts as editor and author of a number of sections. The sphere of scientific interests of musicologist-Jumaliyeva is very wide: modern foreign music, Kazakh musical culture of the 19th and 20th centuries, music criticism and journalism. Such works of T. Jumalieva as «Kazakh musical culture and the percentage of greatness of a nation» (monograph), «Kazakh akyns: East-West in the context of a single cultural space» (monograph), «Musical culture of Kazakhstan in the mirror of musical criticism and journalism» are widely known. The number of scientific and journalistic publications of the scientist exceeds 200.
Tamara Jumalieva is the founder and editor-in-chief of the New Musical Newspaper. In 2009, T. Jumaliyeva was awarded the title of Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Yuri Stepanovich Klushkin(02.02.1937) - musician, concert performer, orchestra artist, music teacher. People's Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1984). Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1971). Professor, Department of Wind and Percussion Instruments, pipe class, Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory. He studied in 1960-1961 in our Conservatory by specialty as concert performer, orchestra artist, teacher. He was an artist of the State Symphony Orchestra of the Kazakh SSR (1962), Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the Alma-Ata State Conservatory. Kurmangazy (1979), accompanist of the State Symphony Orchestra pipe group (1986), head of the department of wind and percussion instruments of the Alma-Ata State Conservatory. Kurmangazy (1988). Scientific works: Plays of Kazakh composers for trumpet and piano / All-Union publishing edition «Soviet composer» (1983, Moscow), The works of composers of Kazakhstan for trumpet and piano (2009, Almaty), Collection of plays of composers of Kazakhstan for trumpet and piano (2012, Almaty).
Awards and titles: Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1971), People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1984), Certificate of Honor of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev in connection with the 10th anniversary of independence of Kazakhstan (2002), Order Parasat (2004), Medal «20 years of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan»(2011), Excellence in Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Honored Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, holder of a state scholarship of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation in the field of culture (2017).
Seydolla Baiterekov (1945 -1998) is the Kazakh composer, conductor, teacher, Honored Worker of Culture of Kazakhstan (1994), Graduatedfrom the Kazakh Conservatory. Kurmangazy (1977), specialty «Choral conducting», won the Grand Prix at the Golden Orpheus Festival in Bulgaria (1977) with the song Alia performed by R.Rymbaeva, was artistic director and conductor of the Kazakh concert touring concert group.
From 1990 until his death, he was the head of the Saz State Recording Studio. The music, written by S. Baiterekov, was performed in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Ukraine, Iran, and North Korea.
Tolepbergen Abdrashevich Abdrashev (1948-2007) is a Kazakhstan conductor, People’s Artist of the Republic Kazakhstan. From 1967 to 1974 he studied in the Kurmangazy Alma-Ata State Conservatory, graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, he was a student of Gennady Rozhdestvensky. For about 25 years, he headed the State Symphony Orchestra of RK and the conductor class at the Kurmangazy National State Conservatory, where the persons as Alan Buribayev, Abzal Mukhitdinov and Yerbolat Akhmedyarov were his students.
Awards and titles: Diploma of the International Contest of Conductors «Herbert von Karajan Foundation» (1977), Honored Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1982), Laureate of the All-Union Prize of Lenin Komsomol (1983), National Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1995), Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan 1998), Professor (1999), Commander of the Order «Kurmet» (2005).
Alibek Musaevich Dnishev (30.07.1951) – Kazakh opera and chamber singer (tenor), teacher. People’s Artist of the USSR and People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR. He graduated from the Kazakh National Conservatory. Kurmangazy on vocal class with Professor Nadia Sharipova in 1976.Since 1976 – soloist of the Kazakh State Philharmonic. Jambul Since 1978 – soloist of the AbayKazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. Conducts concert activities. He performed with chamber programs in the largest halls of Europe, took part in performances of the Grande Theater in Moscow. He was toured with concert programs in the cities of the USSR and abroad. He was a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR of the 11th convocation. In 1998, he founded and headed «Theater and the vocal academy of Alibek Dnishev». Since April 2006 – Head of Rannil-Kazakhstan LLP.
Awards and titles: Winner of the All-Union Vocalists Competition. M. Glinka (1st prize, 1975, Tbilisi, Georgia), Winner of the International Competition. R.Schumann (2nd prize, 1977, Zwickau, GDR), Winner of the International Competition of Vocalists, E.Villa-Lobos (1979, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR (1979), People’s Artist of the USSR (1986), Lenin Komsomol Prize (1979) for high performing skills, The State Prize of Peace and Progress of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation (2001), the Independent National Prize «Tarlan» («Platinum Tarlan» in the section «Music», «Club of Patrons of Kazakhstan», 2003), the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of literature and Art (2012), Order of Parasat (1996), Order of Otan (2011), Medal «10 years of Astana» (2008), Anniversary badge «50 years of Aksu» (Aksu, Pavlodar region).
Saule Iskhakovna Utegalieva is a Doctor of History of Art, Professor, member of the Union of Composers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, expert from Kazakhstan in the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), participant in the European Workshop on Ethnic Musicology (ESEM). Prominent Kazakh ethnomusicologist, organolog (instrumentalist). In the sphere of her scientific interests, an important place is occupied by Kazakh instrumental (dombra) music, as well as instrumental music of Turkic-speaking peoples and musical instruments of Central Asia.
Saule Utegaliyeva is an ethnoslegged specialist. This course is based on music for the traditional Kazakh instrument dombra. Awarded with diplomas of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Social Consent of the Republic of Kazakhstan «For the Contribution to the Development of Musical Art in Kazakhstan» dated November 27, 1999; The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan «For the Contribution to the Development of Music Science in Kazakhstan» dated November 12, 2004. Winner of the Honorary title «Man of the Year», awarded by the American Biographical Institute (ABI), 2008.
Serik Zheksembekovich Yerkimbekov (03.04.1958)– Soviet and Kazakhstan composer, Honored Art Worker of Kazakhstan (1996), professor of the Kazakh National University of Arts, Advisor to the General Director of GKO «Qazaqconcert». He graduated from the Kurmangazy Almaty State Conservatory (1981). He was the Chairman of the Board of the Union of Composers of Kazakhstan (1998-2007), Head of the Composition and Opera Symphonic Conducting Department of Kurmangazy AGC (1999-2003), 1st Provost, Head of the Composition and Opera Symphonic Conducting Department of the Kazakh National University Arts (2005-2015), artistic director of the GKO «Qazaqconcert» (2016-2017).
Awards and titles: Honored Artist of Kazakhstan (1996).
Adil Bestybaev (15.08.1959) is a Kazakh composer who is in the top ten repertory names of the world of brass music. In 1977-1982 yy. he studied at the Alma-Aty Conservatory in composition class with the USSR People’s Artist, composer G.A. Zhubanova, and in 1989 he studied at the Moscow Conservatory with the People’s Artist of Russia, Professor N.N.Sidelnikov.He is an associate professor at the Almaty Conservatory (1982-1997). Since 2006 he has been living in Canada (Vancouver). He wrote a number of works for the brass band, which were published in Austria. Particularly famous works: «Voice of Asia», «Great Moghul», symphony «Idee Fixe», ballet «Baiterek» (premiere December 2010, Astana), symphony «Sacrifice of Tengri» (Almaty, Astana, 2009), march Asia Dauys After the first performance in 1990 in the USA, it became a kind of visiting card of the State Brass Band of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Chief Conductor K.Akhmetov). He is a member of the International Association of Composers Canadian Music Center.
Gaukhar Kurmanbekovna Murzabekova (23.02.1956) is a Kazakh violinist, conductor, teacher. She is a People’s Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, professor, was studied by Nina Patrusheva (Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor) in the Kurmangazy KNC. In 1980 she graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory. P. I. Tchaikovsky (according to the violin class of D. Oistrakh and O. V. Krys), and in 1982 she was an internship at the Moscow Conservatory. P. I. Tchaikovsky (O.V. Krys). From 1983 to 2005 she was a Professor, Head of the Department of String Instruments of the Kazakh National Conservatory Kurmangazy (Almaty). From 1997 to the present - director, artistic director of the state ensemble of classical music «Camerata Kazakhstan». In 2004, she was the director and chairman of the jury of the II International EuraAsia Violin Competition. From 1982 to 1997 - soloist of the Kazakh State Philharmonic named after Zhambyl. (Alma-Ata)
Awards and titles: In 1985, the laureate of the International Chamber Ensemble Competition in Paris. In 2010, the gentleman of the Order «Ormet» (Astana). In 2012, the Winner of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the concert programs of A. Vivaldi - A. Piazzolla«8 Seasons», «Intrabaroque».
Marat Sametovich Bisengaliyev (15.03.1962) –is the famous Kazakhstan violin virtuos («the brilliant violin soloist» - «The Times») and conductor. Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2000), Professor of the Birmingham Conservatory, one of the directors of the Alliance of Orchestras of the Asia-Pacific Region AAPRO. Most of the time he lives in the south of France near the Pyrenees and works in the UK and India. He studied at the Kurmangazy Almaty State Conservatory (the class of prof. Nina Patrusheva), after the Moscow State Conservatory. P.I. Tchaikovsky (class of prof. Boris Belenky).In the 1989, Bisengaliyev created the Altyn-Alma Chamber Orchestra in Almaty, playing in 35 countries of the world.
Awards and titles: 1988 – winner of the International Bach Competition of Performers in Leipzig (Germany), 1991 the first place in the international competition named after Nikanor Sabaleta in Spain. In addition to the first place, he received a special prize for the most masterly performance, in 2000 the Honored Art Worker of Kazakhstan, the Order «Kurmet» (Order of Honor) from the Government of the Republic, 2000 is the first laureate of the independent prize of Kazakhstani patrons «Platinum Tarlan» in the category «Music», 2010 is elected as the «Musical Symbol of the Decade of Kazakhstan» according to the results of an independent poll.
Alan Buribayev (05.03.1979) is a famous Kazakh conductor, winner of several European competitions of conductors, chief conductor and artistic director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Radio and Television of Ireland, invited conductor of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, honored worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan.He graduated from Kurmangazy KNC in two specialties - violin and opera-symphonic, conducting by teachers T. Abdrashev, N. Zharasov with honors for three and a half years. He continued his training at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts witgh his teacher, Professor Uros Lajovic.
He worked as chief conductor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (Sweden) and at the same time served as Chief Conductor of the Brabant Orchestra (Netherlands). Since 2010, the music director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Radio and Television of Ireland (Dublin). Since 2015 - Chief Conductor of the Astana Opera Theater and in parallel the Principal Guest Conductor of the Osaka Symphony Orchestra (Japan).
Awards and titles: International Contest of Conductors Lovro von Matachic, Zagreb, Croatia - 1st Prize Laureate (1999), International Contest of Conductors. Nikolai Malko - special prize, Copenhagen, Denmark (2001), International Contest of Conductors. Antonio Pedrotti - laureate of 1 prize, Trento, Italy (2001).
Zhudebaev Arman Adilkhanovich (17.09.1986) is a Rector of the Kazakh National State Conservatorynamed after Kurmangazy from 06.2018. He graduated his study with honors. He studied at the dombra music department and conducting, is the Master of Arts. In 2009-2013 he worked as a teacher at the Kurmangazy Conservatory, at the departments of Folk Music and Conducting, and also led a student orchestra. In 2012 he became a senior teacher. He was the Chief Conductor of the Kazakh State Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments Kurmangazy (from 02.09.2013), his orchestra visited such countries as Turkey, Austria, Germany, China and brilliantly performed in famous halls. Also he is the author of the idea of the famous project «Aytys Orchestras», which was presented at the Gala Concert of the Conservatory in Astana, in the concert hall «Kazakhstan» in 2012.
Awards and titles: Winner of national and international competitions, winner of the state youth prize «Daryn».
Kanat Omarov (24.02.1988) - conductor. He is a graduate of the Kazakh National Conservatory. Kurmangazy. He studied in the class of Tolepbergen Abdrashev and Pavel Tarasevich. He has performed on tour in such venues as the Carnegie Hall (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), the concert hall of the Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg), the grand hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Kitara Hall (Sapporo). In 2012he participated to the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo (Japan).He improved his mastery of conducting at the master class of Fabio Luisi, chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Pacific Music Festival, principal conductor of the New York Metropolitan Opera Theater, and music director of the Zurich Theater, Switzerland.
Abdyssagin Rakhat-Bi (born 02.02.1999) — is a composer and pianist, Master of Art Sciences, author of more than 100 classical music compositions. Laureate of the State Youth Award «Daryn», holder of the Honorary Badge «For Merits in the Development of Culture and Art» of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, member of the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars. Winner of the National project «100 new faces of Kazakhstan».
Rakhat-Bi became a student at 13 years old, at 17 — graduate student, he completed an internship at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. At the age of 18 brilliantly defended his master’s thesis (dissertation). Then he entered the postgraduate studies of three prestigious universities in Italy: Master di II Livello (in composition) at Conservatorio «Giuseppe Verdi» in Milan, Master di II Livello (in piano) at Conservatorio «Cesare Pollini» in Padua, as well as Corso di Perfezionamento (in composition) of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he shows excellent results.
He is called the Kazakh Mozart. At 10 years old he wrote music that mature composers could be proud of! His large-scale symphony canvases and chamber works are played in the famous concert halls of Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, France, England, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Egypt, Jordan, China and USA. Often he himself plays the piano solo part. He gives recitals and author’s concerts. British critics have called Rakhat-Bi «a real Kazakh miracle, a virtuoso pianist with extraordinary power and ambition in character».
Rakhat-Bi is the youngest participant and lecturer of ICTM, international composers and performers academies Impuls (Graz), ISA exhibitioner (Mürzzuschlag), KlangZeitMünster, Sermoneta (Italy). He is the author of scientific articles and books, at the age of 14 he published a unique work «Mathematics and Contemporary Music». He speaks Kazakh, Russian, English, Italian and Spanish. German art critics say: «music of Rakhat-Bi has a special structure and mathematical precision. It is full of poetry and passion». His scores are published by prestigious European and Russian editions.