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Anar Asanovna Zhanbyrbayeva was born on December 24, 1969, in the Almaty region. From 1977 to 1988, she attended the Republican Specialized Music School for Gifted Children named after K. Baisetova. Between 1988 and 1993, she studied at the Kurmangazy Almaty State Conservatory, earning a degree as a teacher, chamber ensemble soloist, and symphony orchestra artist upon completion. In 1993, Anar joined the orchestra of Gosteleradio Kazakhstan under the direction of M. Serkebayev in Almaty. Since 2000, she has been a teacher at the Republican Kazakh Specialized Music School for Gifted Children named after A. Zhubanov, teaching the violin. In 2011, she received a diploma from the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan for preparing two laureates who secured the second and third places in the 45th Republican Festival-Competition “Young Musician” in Almaty. Throughout the years, Anar has received numerous awards and accolades, including a certificate as an assistant at an international master class in Italy in 2014 and the title “Person of the Year - 2014” in the field of culture and art. She has also been recognized for her contribution to education and culture, receiving medals in honor of Kazakhstan’s Independence and Kyzylorda’s 200th anniversary. Anar continues to demonstrate excellence, earning awards in various competitions and contributing significantly to the musical education landscape in Kazakhstan, as evident in her recent recognitions in 2023.
Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Honored Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor at Kazakh National University of Arts. She graduated with honors from the Republican Special Music School named after Kulyash Baiseitova in the class of Professor N. M. Patrusheva and the Saint-Petersburg’s Postgraduate School (Leningrad) State Conservatory in the class of M. Weiman and M.Belyakov professors.
Over the years, she worked as an artist of the State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Kazakhstan, deputy director of the Republican Music School named after K. Baiseitova.
Since 1998, in the position of Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, she has been actively involved in creating Kazakh National Academy of Music in Astana. Then she was the pro-rector for the concert work and international relations. Students of Professor R.K. Mussakhajayeva are laureates of prestigious international contests: Youth Competition named after P. Tchaikovsky, competition named after A. Yampolsky, named after L. Beethoven in Vienna, named after Michelangelo Abbado in Milan, "Rovere dOro" in Italy, competition of Zakhar Bron in Novosibirsk, “Astana violin”, “Shabyt” and others. They also work in prestigious orchestras and universities in Europe, America and Kazakhstan.
Since 1998 Professor has been conducting International master classes at the festival “Musica in Lagoon" in Venice, Italy, international master classes at the Ost West Musik fest in Vienna, Austria. R.K. Mussakhajayeva is a jury member of international competitions: named after A. Yampolsky in Moscow, named after Eduard Grach in Moscow, "Violin of the North" in Yakutsk, Russia, named after Michelangelo Abbado in Milan, Italy, named after L. Beethoven in Vienna, "Remember Georgi Enescu" in Bucharest, Romania, Astana-Merey in Astana.
Kuralai Akhmetova (Kazakhstan) is a graduate of the Republican Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School for Gifted Children named after Kulyash Baiseitova. She graduated from the Kazakh State Conservatory named after Kurmangazy, violin class.
She studied in graduate school, in the class of an outstanding teacher, Honored Teacher of the Republic of Kazakhstan Patrusheva N.M. She graduated with honors from the Master's program at the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy.
Trained in Switzerland at the International Academy of Music in Flayn, in France at the Slavic Conservatory in Paris. Laureate and Diploma-recipient of international competitions in Kazakhstan, Lithuania, France, Switzerland.
Honorary member of the jury of the International Competitions named after. Glazunov, Paris (France), named after L. Auer, St. Petersburg (Russia), named after J. Hassid, Tallinn (Estonia) and various competitions in Kazakhstan.
A bright concert teacher who has trained a lot of young laureates and diploma recipients of Republican and International competitions, such as the international competition of young performers named after Tchaikovsky, named after Yankelevich, named after Auer, named after Kramarov, the television competition “The Nutcracker” named after Glazunov, Astana-Merey, Astana -violin, etc.
Her students are leading soloists in the Republic of Kazakhstan, teachers and orchestral players, many of whom successfully enter the Central Music School in Moscow and St. Petersburg, study at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, the Gnessin Academy and the College named after. Chopin, as well as in leading universities in Europe and America.
Kuralai Arlopovna is the winner of the medal “Excellent Worker of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, the winner of republican competitions and the winner of the medal “Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan 2022”, the Order “Person of the Year 2023”, the Order “Ayauly Ana 2024”.
Akhmetova K.A. He devotes a lot of creative energy to nurturing the personality of a professional musician.
1972 – 1983 K. Baiseitova Republican Music School for gifted children, violin class
1983 – 1990 Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, specialty - violin
1991 -1995 Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, specialty - opera and symphony conducting
International educational programs:
1996 – 1998 Study in New York, USA, Bolashak scholarship holder, Julliard collage, evening course - opera and symphony conducting
2000, Apr-May East - West (British Council) Cultural Exchange Program. Opera House in Leeds
2000, Nov-Dec Rome Santa Cecilia Conservatory, intensive course for conductors directed by Prof. Bruno Aprea: - Opera conducting - Symphonic conducting - Music festivals and holidays
1984 – 1986 military service in the Soviet army
1990 – 1991 K. Baiseitova Republican Music School for gifted children, violin instructor
1995 - 1996 Kazakh state academic opera and ballet theatre named after Abay, conductor
1998 - present
Kazakh state academic opera and ballet theatre named after Abay, conductor
Conducts the following performances:
• Carmen • Madama Butterfly • Rigoletto • Sleeping Beauty • Francesca da Rimini • Serenade • Don Quixote • Giselle • La Bohème • The Merry widow • The Elixir of Love • Capellia • The Nutcracker • The Fountain of Bakhchisarai • Legends of the Great Steppe • Le Corsaire
Organization of musical events for private and public customers
Award “Excellence in the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, 2019