Biography

Biography
Composer, honoured Artist of the Kaz.SSR, professor

Биография

Mendygaliev Nagim


Composer, honoured Artist of the Kaz.SSR, professor. Born in 1921 in the Urals. Graduated from Kurmangazy Almaty State Conservatory in two fields: piano (the class of Assistant Professor E.Girovski) and composition (the class of Professor Ye.В rusilovsky). Achievements in the formation of piano music genres in Kazakh music are connected with the name of Mendygaliev. The first professional pianist among Kazakhs, he was the author of the first concerts for piano, a great number of miniatures, won the recognition of audience and entered the teaching and methodological repertoire of musical schools, colleges and conservatories. His concert piece «The Legend of the Dombra» is one of the most popular compositions of Kazakh piano music. His compositions such as «Steppe», «Tolkyn», «Yelimai» are notable for cordial and candid lyrics.