Aiman Mussakajayeva – violin
Aiman Mussakhajayeva is the outstanding violinist of modernity, the brightest representatives of the violin school of Kazakhstan.
She began to study violin at the Musicschool in Almaty, Kazakhstan and continued her studies at the Conservatory of Moscow, where she studied with Valery Klimov, the internationally highly reputed student of David Oistrach.
In 1976 the young violinist had her first success at the International Competition of Belgrad, where she won three prizes at the same time. Numerous awards at other international competitions followed this triumph: in 1981 Paganini Award in Genova, in 1985 Sibelius Award in Helsinki, in 1986 Tchaikovsky Award in Moscow.
Her repertory encloses works of European, Russian, Kazakh composers and music from all ages and of every style.
Since many years Aiman Mussakhajayeva is the first soloist of the National Philharmonic of Kazakhstan and performs with famous conductors and interpretes such as Simonov, Gergiev, Fedoseev, Sondeckis, Tretjakov, Mansurov, Ashkenazy, Maisky. She gave concerts in all parts of the in Europe, Japan, Korea, USA and South America.
In 1986 Aiman Mussakhajayeva was awarded the title of National Artist of Kazakhstan. She is professor for violin at the Conservatory of Moscow, rector of the National Highschool of Music in Astana and, since 1992, member of the Jury of the International Competition Tchaikovsky in Moscow.
She founded the National Chamber Orchestra Academy of Soloists, for which she engaged the most brilliant young musicians of Kazakhstan and for which President Nasabaew let acquire Italian instruments to the value of 1,5 millions US Dollars. Every year she is invited to go on tours with this orchestra to Europe and USA .
Mrs. Mussakhajayeva holds the following titles: People’s Artist, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Academician of the International Academy of the Arts and the honorary UNESCO title Artist for Peace.
She plays a Stradivarius.