Success story of ‘Kazakh Mozart’
Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin is called the Kazakh Mozart for his unique performing style and the vibrant music art. He is the youngest composer in the world. His compositions were included in the collection of the Edwardsville discography of music for piano and orchestra of Southern Illinois University. The discography contains masterpieces of world music such as the works of Bach, Haydn and Mozart. The name of Rakhat-Bi is well-known in the world. The unusual talent of the Kazakh musician was obvious from the early age. At the age of 13, he became a university student and at 18, he wrote his thesis work and became a Master of Arts.
RAKHAT-BI ABDYSSAGIN, COMPOSER:
- In my music, I pay special attention to the musical space and the flow of time. We live in the 21st century. It is the age of the incredibly tremendous speed. We need to follow the trends of the age in the third millennium.
Rakhat-Bi is the youngest member of the international composers’ academies for contemporary music. He is also the youngest laureate of the “Daryn” state award.
In the history of independent Kazakhstan, he is the only art worker who was awarded the Badge of Honor “For Services in the Development of Culture and Arts” of the Commonwealth of Independent States’ Inter-parliamentary Assembly at the tender age of 17.
Rakhat-Bi is the author of over 100 music works, including large-scale symphonies and various chamber music compositions. His music is regularly performed in the famous concert halls of Asia and Europe. The world premieres of his compositions were held in Prague, London, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Seoul, Ankara, Bergamo, Alicante and Moscow. Rakhat-Bi is not only a composer, but also a skilled pianist. He became the first musician honored to present the culture of independent Kazakhstan to the international public at the Tchaikovsky International Youth Festival. Recently, he performed at the stage of the Georgievsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace in Russia.
ANDREY SHCHERBAK, HEAD, TCHAIKOVSKY FOUNDATION, RUSSIA:
- It is a completely private hall that is not used for holding concerts, only in exclusive cases. That’s why we had to request for permission to hold this event and we received it. He is a very skilled and talented person. We hope that he will keep progressing.
Together with the Russian Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Rakhat-Bi performed his composition ‘Will to Live.’
YURIY TKACHENKO, PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR, TCHAIKOVSKY INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL, RUSSIA:
- His work is performed very well and it’s harmonious. I think that in the future he will be a great musician, who will also conduct, perform, compose and teach. He has a harmonious and versatile personality.
Rakhat-Bi also performed three of his own compositions at the Grand Hall of Saint Petersburg Philharmonic. According to foreign critics, Rakhat-Bi is the “true Kazakh miracle.” The brilliant pianist and composer will continue reaching new heights. The musician admits that he has new and equally ambitious goals.