Biography

Biography
Composer, People’s Artist of Kaz.SSR, honoured Performer of the Kaz.SSR, State prizewinner of the Kaz.SSR, professor

Биография

Kumisbekov Kenzhebek

(1927-1987)


Composer, People’s Artist of Kaz.SSR, honoured Performer of the Kaz.SSR, State prizewinner of the Kaz.SSR, professor. He was educated at the Kurmangazy Alma-Ata State Conservatory, where he first studied at the Vocal Department, then at the Department of Folk Instruments in the dombra class of assistant professor K.A.Mukhitov. In 1965 he graduated from the conservatory for the second time in the composition class of Professor Ye.Brusi lovsky. Excellent knowledge of folk song standards and possession of professional composition defined the main trends of Kumisbekov’s creative work. His orchestral poems «Poema ob Ykhlase», «Legenda о Korkyte», «Oi tolkyni», «Dala syri», «Farabi sazy», «Shalkyma» reveal the composer’s emotional frankness, particularly shown in the folk and epic style of music.