Biography

Biography
Dombra player, conductor. People’s Artist of Kazakhstan. Prize winner of many competitions and festivals

Биография

Gabdiev Rysbai


Dombra player, conductor. People’s Artist of Kazakhstan. Prize winner of many competitions and festivals. Born in 1937 in Atyrau Region. Finished Almaty Musical School and the extension department of Al-Farabi Institute of Culture. Since 1990 - artistic leader and chief conductor of Dina Nurpeisova Folk Instrument Orchestra in Atyrau Region. The basis of Gabdiev’s work lies in the kiuis of Kazakh popular composers (Kurmangazy, Dina, Dauletkerei, Abyl), which are recorded on gramophone records. Two of his concerts are included in the golden fond of Kazakh television. With the concert program Gabdiev has been to many cities of Kazakhstan and also to foreign countries. His creative activity he actively combines with teaching. Gabdiev works in Atyrau Pedagogical Institute and is the author of many books on the methodology of teaching dombra.