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AIKEN AITBAY

violin

Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Aiken Aitbay began her studies at the Music School named after A. Zhubanov. She graduated Kazakh National Conservatory (Almaty), Master in Art Criticism degree in Kazakh National University of Arts (Nur-Sultan)  and the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland. She studied from stars of classic music - Ilya Gringolts and Rudolf Koelman. 

Aiken Aitbay started performing  as a soloist at the age of 9 years old with "Camerata Kazakhstan" chamber orchestra, State Philharmonic Symphony orchestra of Kazakhstan. 

She is a first prize winner of several international and republic competitions, including participating as a partner in chamber ensembles and artist of orchestras in such a festivals as Tonhalle, Opernhaus (Zürich), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Vaduzer-Saal (Lichtenstein), KKL Lüzern and Viktoria Hall (Geneve).


Aiken Aitbay concert repertoire ranges from early baroque up to modern works. She professional on baroque violin as well. During her studies she took Opera Vocal classes and nowadays recording songs and working with composer, who work with a singer Dimash Kudaibergen.

She also has performed as Jazz violinist with bands as Brand New Heaves (USA) and Kyoto Jazz Massive (Japan)


Aiken Aitbay teaches nowadays in Lerninstitut Arte (Berlin) and several music schools. Her students win international competitions and pass entry exams to Special music schools. 


She plays Premiers of new works of Kazakh composers such as Aigerim Seilova, Rakhat-Bi Abdisagin, Adilzhan Tolikpaev and Kuat Shildebayev. 


Aiken Aitbay was working as a manager of Kaspi Business Events company in Astana Economic Forum and Kazenergy Association Forum.


In 2021 Aiken Aitbay leading the company established by kazakhs in Germany. She creates and organizes series of classical music concert in collaboration with European  musicians. 

 

What slogan would you use while promoting your art? 

-  Music is the shortest way to the creator and your soul.

What do you value the most in music?

  - The ability to go to another world and to communicate with people on a different level. 

Many musicians say that they get to know themselves more and open own new talents because of your art…How the music influenced you?

​ - Be honest. Fakeness can not only be heard, it can but also seen. You cannot affect a listener with such a play. Being honest is bold, it is like getting naked in front of the audience. But this way you can change people’s state. 



What does music mean to you?

  - More than the physical world. There are musicians who play to live, and there are those who live to play. 

 If you weren't a musician, what would you be?

 - I would like to help talented children who do not have the opportunities and connections to bring themselves up to a worldwide level.



Do you think that musicians have all opportunities to become popular and successful in Kazakhstan (on globally)? Why? 

I think that with the arrival of internet and social media a unique and authentic artist will find his audience and then glory.

        


Who are your idols?

 - Akhmet Zhubanov, Gaziza Zhubanova_ Abai Kunanbaev, Dina Nurpeisova, Nurgisa Tlendiev



What is the ideal life for you as a musician?

To leave a unique mark in the history of world music and to raise a new generation of educated musicians in your country