State Orchestra Academy of Soloists
State Orchestra "Academy of Soloists" is a leading musical group of the Republic of Kazakhstan, created in 1991 on the initiative of the world famous violinist, Artistic Director of the orchestra, the People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Hero of Labour of Kazakhstan, winner of State awards, winner of International Competitions, Professor, rector of the Kazakh National University of Arts Ayman Mussakhajayeva. The principal conductor of the orchestra is the Honored worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Mussakhajayeva.
The Academy of Soloists is composed of highly professional musicians – winners of international competitions, possessing brilliant virtuoso technique, rich palette of sound, sense of the ensemble, developing the best world traditions of performing music, promoting the modern musical art of Kazakhstan at a high international level.
The orchestra performs works of different eras and styles, has the art of interpreting Baroque, Classical and modern music. National music is occupied a significant place in the work of the orchestra, orchestral arrangements of folk songs as well as the performance of works by modern Kazakh composers.
"Academy of Soloists" performs a special concert program with participation of leading conductors, on the recognition of the skills of Kazakhstan orchestra show performances under the guidance of such celebrated Maestro — I. Suk (Czech Republic), V. Capek (Austria), E. Shmider (USA), O. Schmidt-Gertenbach, J. von Bertoli (Germany), V. Fedoseyev, С. Orbelian, Rin Jong Yang (South Korea), D. Bartolozzi (Brazil), G. Emilsson (Iceland) and others. Cooperates with famous artists of Russia (Vladimir Spivakov, V. Tretyakov, T. Grindenko, M. Pletnev, I. Gavrysh, E. Grach, S. Kravchenko, R. Babayan, V. Sarajan etc.), Austria (Winischhofer, D. Schwarzberg), Israel (M. Kugel, A. Levitan), Germany (K. Blacher), USA (A. Slobodyanik), Norway (I. Shulman), Sweden (A. Stenberg), and others, developing international cultural links, and also leads an active concert and touring activities in the Republic and abroad. With great success performs in the best concert halls of Europe (Germany, Austria, Italy, England, Russia, France), Asia (South Korea, Turkey, Japan), America. Since 2016, the Academy of Soloists has been one of the creative teams of the state concert organization “Kazakhconcert” on the basis of the Central concert hall “Kazakhstan”. The orchestra regularly takes part in International Classical Music Festivals.
During the years of active creative life the team has managed to become the leading orchestra of Kazakhstan, the iconic music brand of the country in the field of world chamber and symphonic, instrumental music, winning the love of the public and the recognition of professionals in the country and abroad, the creative activity of "Academy of Soloists" is a strategically important and high-quality cultural project in the centre of Eurasia.
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