Kazakh pianist on stage of Carnegie Hall

Musician from Kazakhstan, Khadisha Onalbayeva, performed at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York recently. She has selected plays of very different genres in order to demonstrate a wide range of music as well as her experience as one of the best pianists in the world. Khadisha Onalbayeva performed her own version of ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Think Together’ - both the popular works of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, as well as the national music. Khadisha Onalbayeva is one of the first Kazakh musicians who were awarded the honorary title of Steinway Artist. She is a member of the jury of international competitions and has engaged in public and charitable activities. She has also conducted several master classes. Khadisha Onalbayeva is the author of the ‘Zherim’ symphonic poem. She has also released her first solo CD entitled ‘Music. My Life.’

KHADISHA ONALBAYEVA, PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, COMPOSER:

 - I'm very pleased with the audience. A lot of my friends are here. I have very good impressions. I'm glad that the concert took place today. I wanted to send greetings to all my friends and musicians in Astana. I performed in the city with the Philharmonic Orchestra just a year ago. I congratulate everyone on the 20th anniversary of Astana. It is a very beautiful city. Everything is fine there. I was particularly impressed by our opera house.

CHRIS MAYER, SPOKESPERSON, STEINWAY PIANO:

 - Performance was incredible as usual. Khadisha Onalbayeva is a crowd pleaser. She did everything she needed to do. It was an amazing performance.