Singer, honoured Artist of Kazakhstan, writer
Singer, honoured Artist of Kazakhstan, writer. Born 1949 in Semipalatinsk region. Graduated from Al-Farabi Kazakh State University, finished the Republican variety studio in the class of Zhusupbek Elebekov, the famous singer who cultivated in him love for folk music from childhood. Zh.Karmenov is one of the most prominent representatives of the Kazakh folk performing school. He was initiated the creation of the folk singing chair at Kurmangazy Conservatory and was its first manager. Zh.Karmenov made a valuable contribution to the development of research on folklore and singing art. The television series «Asyl mura», told about Kazakh folk music, with high mastery performed songs of Akhan, Birzhan, Mukhit. In his performance Aktamberli’s, Bukhar-zhyrau’s, Shakarim’s compositions were played for the first time.