Biography

Biography
Dombra player, master performer and the author of many modern kiuis

Биография

Balmagambetov Sadvakas


Dombra player, master performer and the author of many modern kiuis. Born in 1941 in Aktubinsk Region. In 1974 he graduated from Kurmangazy State Conservatory in the class of professor Kh.Tastanov. Since 1978 he has worked as a lecturer in the same institution. His father, Balmagambet, was a well-known dombra player in the traditional school of the Kazangap kiui performer. Sadvakas began playing dombra early. His own uncle Matai Kuantaev taught him, who was Kazangap’s apprentice too. The next years Sadvakas improved his skill from the dombra players Kadyrali, Kelbet, Zhalekesh, Kurmangali. Balmagambetov has his own particular technique of performance. The masterly performing of kiuis won him great love and respect among people.