Biography

Biography
Musical expert, Doctor of art criticism, Chokan Valikhanov prizewinner

Биография

Akhmetova Marya


Musical expert, Doctor of art criticism, Chokan Valikhanov prizewinner. Born 1921 in Jambul Region. Graduated from History and Theory Department of Kurmangazy Alma-Ata State Conservatory, then was a graduate at the Chaikovski Conservatory in Moscow. Akhmetova is the author of important works on folk songs and vocal and choral compositions of Kazakhstani composers. She also successfully elaborates the problems of traditions and innovations in the professional musical genres, exposing aesthetic and artistic essence of bright artistic phenomena, pointing out the original sides of folk and composer’s styles. Some great monographs on the problems of Kazakh folk songs belong to Akhmetova’s pen. Works include: «Kazakh songs», «Song and Modern Life», «Traditions of Kazakh Folk Culture», «The Beautiful World of Music» among others.