Aiman Mussakhajayeva

National Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Rector of Kazakh National University of Arts, Aiman Mussakhajayeva is a prominent public figure. She graduated from the Moscow Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky (with Professor Valery Klimov). Laureate and winner: International Contest in Belgrade (Yugoslavia, 1976), International Contest named after Paganini in Genoa (Italy, 1981), International Contest in Tokyo (Japan, 1983), International Contest named after Sibelius in Helsinki (Finland, 1985), VIII International Contest named after Tchaikovsky in Moscow (1986).

Aiman Mussakhajayeva holds the honorary title of UNESCO «Artist of Peace» (1998), member of the International Academy of Art, Valmont winner (Italy) for Outstanding Artistic Temperament and Peace Mission, Vatican Award, the Silver Cup Santa Chechilliya for contribution to the development and strengthening of cultural ties between countries, the winner of State Award of the Republic of Kazakhstan for literature, art, architecture (2000), an independent award from Kazakhstan patrons of the art “Platinum Tarlan “(2002).

In 2002, the name of Aiman Mussakhajayeva was listed in the World IBC honor roll «2000 outstanding musicians of XX century». Aiman Mussakhajayeva was awarded the State Prize for Peace and Progress of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for special achievements in music art. She is a member of the Association of the winners of the International Contest named after Tchaikovsky. In 2010 Aiman Mussakhajayeva was awarded the Order for contribution and development of Russian-Kazakh Friendship in culture and education. A. Mussakhajayeva’s name entered in the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cambridge University “Outstanding musicians of the twentieth century” (2002), and the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge awarded her the title of “International Musician of 2003.”

The repertoire of Aiman Mussakhajayeva is made of music of different eras, styles and genres. She performs in the best concert halls in Europe, Asia, USA, works with well-known musicians including Paul Gililov, Michael Kogan, Vladimir Spivakov, etc. She has a CD records with the world leading chamber and symphony orchestras – Winner Symphoniker Orchestra, Royal Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Russia, European Youth Symphony Orchestra and other groups directed by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pavel Kogan, Vladimir Spivakov, Saulius Sondetsiksa, Mikhail Pletnev and many other. Her talent was applauded in the best concert halls in the world: Carnegie Hall (NY), Musicverein (Wien) Gaveau, Cortot (Paris), Santa Cecilia (Rome), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall (London), Konzerthaus Berlin , Lincoln Centre (USA).

Her musical and social activities include her work as a violinist, member of ensemble, principal of Kazakh National Academy of Music, and as jury member of many international contests and festivals.

Along with well-known musicians, Aiman was member of the juries of the international violin contest named after Tchaikovsky (1993) in Moscow, the Demidov Contest in Yekaterinburg (1995), the International Violin Contest by A. I. Yampolskogo (1996) in Dubna (Russia), the International Violin Contest by Michelangelo Abbado in Milan (Italy), the contest named after Franz Schubert (Italy), and Y. Bramsa (Owada). She is a member of the winners of the International Tchaikovsky Contest Association.

Professor A. Mussakhajayeva holds international master classes in Europe, America and South Korea.

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