Gulzhan Uzenbayeva – composer, pianist, Honored worker of the Repubic of Kazakhstan, winner of the International competitions, a member of the Composers’ Union of the Repubic of Kazakhstan, soloist of the Zhambyl Kazakh State Philharmonic, professor of Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory.
In 1987 Gulzhan graduated from the Alma-Ata State Conservatory named after Kurmangazy with two majors – piano (by Professor Eva Kogan) and composition (by Professor Gaziza Zhubanova). In 1994 she successfully completed the post-graduate course.
Gulzhan Uzenbaeva is the participant of the various festivals, including the International Festival of Contemporary Music “Ilkhom-XX” in Tashkent (1999), the Pablo Casals Festival of Chamber Music in France (2002), the International Festival of New music “Nauryz XXI” in Almaty (2003, 2008, 2014), Music Festivals of Sergey Rachmaninov (2007), Piotr Tchaikovsky, Frederic Chopin ( 2008) in Almaty, Ludvig van Beethoven’s Festival (2009) in Vienna, “Almaty Piano Festival” (2010,2013), the Lugano Festival “Martha Argerich Project” in Switzerland (2014), “Semana Piano festival” in Spain (2016). and many others
Gulzhan Uzenbaeva successfully performed at various world stages, which collaborated with well-known Kazakh and foreign musicians, such as Aida Aiupova, Nurzhamal Usenbayeva, Denis Shapovalov, Eduardo Hubert, Nikolai Popov and others. Beeing a composer and a pianist, Gulzhan works together with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the State chamber orchestra “Camerata Kazakhstan”, State Orchestra “Academy of Soloists”, State Quartet named after Gaziza.Zhubanova, as well as working with conductors Vag Papyan, Nikolas Krauze, Christophe Mangou and others.
In 2007 Gulzhan Uzenbaeva became the owner of the State grant of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the creation of socially significant products. Her compositions have become part of the repertoire of the world leading musicians and performed in Kazakhstan and abroad – in the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, China, Switzerland, Austria. Among them – the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Ballet “Mirzhan”, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, kui “Zharys” for string orchestra, epic poem “Gasyr elesi” for piano and chamber orchestra, the Sonata for Violin and Piano, Fantasia for Piano.
Gulzhan’s arrangements and transcriptions are played in the concert halls in Kazakhstan and abroad, allowing foreign public to get acquainted with the masterpieces of Kazakh music and world classic repertoire .