Amir Bisengaliev


Amir Bisengaliev – was born into a musical family. His natural talent manifested itself very early, at the age of five years, his parents brought him to the class of the famous Professor N. Patrusheva. The debut of the young violinist took six months, and in the age of nine Amir made his debut with a symphony orchestra on the stage of the Philharmonic named after Zhambyl.

This was followed by the first victories in various competitions and participation in festivals. It is noteworthy that Amir was the winner of the First International Festival named after Academician A.Zhubanov, the First International Festival of Young Talents “Aynalaiyn” First International Festival “Meerim” in Kyrgyzstan, and the most prestigious and important victories steel competitions was “YoungTalents of Siberia” in Novosibirsk city and International Competition named after Mikhail Stihardzha in Almaty.

Among the most outstanding performance of 90-ies, you can note the concert in honor of the official visit of the President of Italy, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro in 1997 and participated in the governmental concert dedicated to the Independence Day of Kazakhstan.

Summer 1998 was a turning point in the biography of the young violinist: Summer holidays in England was delayed for Amir for 10 years. During the rest of his veteran English teacher noticed Hёrvitts Emmanuel, which urged the Amir to continue their education in England

Initially, he received lessons from his uncle, Bisengaliyev Marat and under his guidance became the winner of competitions: Derby Arts, Wharfedale Music and also became the youngest winner in the last hundred years Mrs. Competition Sunderland Competition in Huddersfield. Participation in major international festivals«Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod» in Wales, Amir brought a gold medal and the title of “Instrumentalist of the Year 1999”.

After winning such a large international competitions Amir received an offer to record a solo CD, which was released in 2000 the record company «Black Box». In the same year, Amir gave a concert to the President of Kazakhstan on his first official visit to London. Were then by participation in a concert tour «Young World» which was attended by the best young performers from around the world.

In 2002, Amir went to the best specialist music school named Henry Purcell under the patronage of Prince Charles, where he began to study with Professor Yitzhak Rashkovsky. Thenext year, Amir was honored to be the soloist in the Gala Concert of UNESCO in Paris to Prince Charles where he played the Fantasy on themes from the opera “Carmen” by F. Waxman. Later then the prestigious master courses «KeshetEilon» in Israel, the crown of which was a performance on the stage of the Tel Aviv Opera House. During these summer courses Amir received lessons from the legendary violinist Ida Haendel and ShlomoMintz.

In 2005, Amir entered the Royal College of Music and received a scholarship “Bolashak” International Programs. One of the most striking and memorable concerts in the career of the young artist was a concert in the «Royal Festival Hall» in London with one of the best orchestra in the world «The Philharmonia», for which the London philanthropist Florian Leonhard gave Amir violin of the famous Italian master Guarneri del Gesu 1732 on which once played himself Niccolo Paganini.

Were then master courses in Italy, America, Russia and solo performances in Greece and Egypt. Parallel on this time Amir annually gave concerts in Almaty and Astana. The largest was the concert of the International Festival «Diplomacy of Stars” with the Russian National Orchestra in May 2008. In 2009, Amir graduated from the Royal College of Music and has returned home.

Currently he is a soloist of the Kazakh State Philharmonic named Zhambyl and actively develops its concert activity. Amir took part in governmental concerts in Vienna (Austria), Seoul (Korea) in the Kazakhstan’s capital Astana. In addition to the concert activity, Amir Bisengaliev began his teaching career at the Republican Special Music School named Kuliash Baiseitova.

In the autumn of 2009 he was invited to meet the Secretary of State – Foreign Minister KanatSaudabayev with creative youth of the country in the president’s residence “AkOrda”, where he delivered a speech on the prospects for the development of musical art of Kazakhstan. Then KulyashBaiseitova music school management provided Amir candidate for the Prize Fund of the First President of Kazakhstan in the field of culture and art.

After passing selection, in December 2009, Amir was awarded the title of Laureate of the Prize. Next important event was the awarding of the Presidential Award, which is presented annually by the Kazakhstan artists. In September 2010, Amir has successfully passed examinations to magistracy of the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy, and received a grant to study.

In November 2010, the Ministry of Culture sent Amir to participate in the international festival of young performers of classical music “Rising Stars in the Kremlin”, where he performed with the legendary orchestra “Moscow Virtuosos” conducting Vladimir Spivakov in the Alexander Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace.

In September 2010, Amir Bisengaliev becomes conductor and artistic director of the Chamber Orchestra RSMSnamed K.Baiseitova. In a short time the orchestra has achieved great results – 2-nd  place on the 45 republican contest of young performers. The plans Amir Bisengaliyev further development of school chamber orchestra, teaching activities, and performances at various venues around the world.