Biography

Biography
Outstanding representative of traditional art; composer and performer; apprentice of the great Kurmangazy, Popular Artist of Kaz.SSR

Биография

Nurpeisova Dina

(1861-1955)


Outstanding representative of traditional art; composer and performer; apprentice of the great Kurmangazy, Popular Artist of Kaz.SSR. Dina’s creative activity links the past with the present. From this viewpoint her creative development itself represents a kind of transitional stage, the missing link between the classic past and the modern state of dombra music. This transitional stage is characterised by complexity and contrariety and is marks the important social and political life of the people (the liberation movement of 1916, the revolution, the Second World War, the post-war restoration period). Dina, who began her activity surrounded by her beloved teachers and preceptors, passed through all the trials and in post-war era passed as if from hands to hands the great achievements of the classics of dombra art. Dina Nurpeisova’s performances that survive on tape include the works of Kurmangazy and Dauletkerei and also her own kiuis.

Dina lived a long and hard life. But no hardships could break down this proud and courageous woman. In spite of the hardships Dina never left her «old friend» - the dombra. All her life she had been perfecting her playing skill, reaching that supreme mastery, which allows by the testimonies of witnesses to speak about her unsurpassed dombra technique. The works of Dina became classics of Kazakh dombra music: the kiuis «Bulbul», «Kogen tup», «Baizhuma», «16 god (The year 16)», «Asem konyr», «Toi bastar», «Nakaz Materi (Mother’s advice)», «Sauyinshi», «March 8» and others.