Biography

Biography
Dombra-player, composer-kiuishi

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Abiltaev Shamil


Dombra-player, composer-kiuishi. Born in 1948 in Atyrau Region. Graduated from Kurmangazy Alma-Ata State Conservatory (dombra class of K.Zhantleuov and K.Mukhitov). Since 1944 he has been president of International Kurmangazy Foundation. Abiltaev began playing dombra from four years old. The first teacher was his father. The well- known kiuishis - Kosheli, Kamesh, Serkebai had great influence on Abiltaev as dombra-player. He is a brilliant performer of Kurmangazy’s, Dina’s, Abyl’s, Mamen’s kiuis. In recent years he is known as composer too. He is the author of the songs and kiuis: «Zaman-ai», «Domalak-ana», «Shakshak Zhanibek» and also the songs-tolgau: «Kiui Ata», «Ordabasy», «Ansau», «Orikgul».