TALENTED KAZAKH CHILDREN
Local Nazarbayev Intellectual School’s educational process is based on nurturing an individual’s talents. A schoolgirl Kamila Ilimbaeva plays 12 musical instruments. Among them are wind, string and percussion instruments such as dombyra, қobyz, mandolin, violin, saxophone, flute, button accordion and piano.
The schoolgirl demonstrated her exceptional talent at many competitions in Kazakhstan and abroad. Kamila says that her success comes from inspiration and hard work. Music is her life, she says, it leads her to new achievements.
KAMILA ILIMBAEVA, 12 GRADE SCHOOLSTUDENT, NAZARBAYEV INTELLECTUAL SCHOOL, ASTANA
- I think it is more or less easy for me because I have been actively participating in the school’s events since I was at the 5th grade. When I am fond of something, I always have time for it, for my hobby, for studying and for sport, of course.
The school student is always involved in various events: she sings, dances, and performs at school’s theatre. Kamila and her classmate Yerassyl Zhamken perform a duet. Yerassyl has been studying music since small age and composed Kazakh kuy.
YERASSYL ZHAMKEN, 12 GRADE SCHOOLSTUDENT, NAZARBAYEV INTELLECTUAL SCHOOL, ASTANA
- This kuy is devoted to my great-grandfather. He was a just man. Once, as my grandfather told me, he fought with cattle thieves and didn’t let them to take it, thereby saving the whole village from starvation. This heroic story inspired me to write this piece of music.
As school students say, they admire world renowned artists Marat Bissengaliyev and Aiman Mussakhodzhayeva. Kamila and Yerassyl are dreaming about reaching same success and demonstrating their talents, so that the world knew about Kazakh art.