Malta International Music Festival



15 June - 13 July 2022


National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan

Meruert Karmenovaviolin(Kazakhstan)

St Julian’s
Hilton, Grand Masters suite



Karmenova Meruert was born in 1993 in Pavlodar. She started studying violin at the Tchaikovsky Music School. From 2004 to 2012 she studied at the Gnesiny secondary special school. In 2012 she entered the Moscow State (Tchaikovsky) Conservatory. In 2017 she graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the direction of Tatiana Berkul. She is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory. In September 2018, she became an artist in residence at the Music Chapel, under the guidance of Augustin Dumay. Meruert is Laureate of international competitions: In 2007, she won the 2nd prize of The II International Competition of violinists – D. F. Oistrakh in Moscow;

• In 2008, the first prize at the II International Violin Competition in Kazakhstan (Astana)In 2010 the 1st prize at the VII International Competition of Musicians “Symphony” in Volgograd and the 1st prize at the VI International Violin Competition – L. van Beethoven in Austria.

• In 2012, the 1st prize of the XVIII Tolyatti International Competition of Music Performers, the 1st prize of the XVIII Open competition of musicians – N.Sabitov, and the 1st prize of the VI Demidov International Youth Violin Competition “De Mux” in Ekaterinburg.

• In 2013 the 2nd prize of the V International D. Oistrakh violin competition in Moscow.

• In 2014, the 4th prize of the 33 International Violin Competition “Premio Rudolfo Lipizer” (Italy, Gorizia).

• In 2016 the 5th prize of the VI International Violin Competition in Sendai (Japan), and the 3d prize of The II International Violin Competition Oleg Krusa in Ukraine.

• In 2017, the 1st prize of The European Music Games competition in Kazakhstan, Astana.

In 2018, the 1st prize and special prize for the best interpretation of a work by a contemporary composer Alexey Shor “Riga Classic Strings” competition in Riga – Latvia.

In 2019, the 1 prize “Vienna classic strings and festival” International competition.

2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition, semifinalist.

National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan

The orchestra was founded in 1937. The first conductor of the orchestra was N. Gorchakov. In 1948, A. Kozlovsky took his place. In 1956-1963, the orchestra was directed by a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory Narimon Alimov, from 1963 to 1997 - People's Artist of Uzbekistan Zakhid Khaknazarov. The main task of the orchestra is to perform symphonic works by Uzbek composers. At the same time, the collective's repertoire also includes works by composers from other countries. It should be noted the special contribution of Alexey Kozlovsky, Mardon Nasimov, Nabi Khalilov, Kuvonch Usmonov and Zokhid Khaknazarov to the formation and creative activity of the orchestra.

In 1967 the orchestra toured in the republics of the former Soviet Union, in 1968 it won the competition for symphony orchestras of the Union republics.

In 1986, the National Symphony Orchestra was awarded the title of "Honored collective of the Republic of Uzbekistan".

In 1998, People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ismoil Jalilov was appointed artistic director of the orchestra, and composer Anvar Ergashev was appointed principal conductor.

In November 1998 the National Symphony Orchestra performed a concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin, in which US soloists D. Washington (baritone) and D. Fergunes (piano) took part. The concerts organized by the US Embassy in Uzbekistan have become an important event in the cultural life of Uzbekistan.

The collective collaborated with musical ensembles from UK, USA, France, Thailand.

The National Symphony Orchestra has 101 employees, 89 of them are musicians. Artistic director of the orchestra is People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ismoil Jalilov, conductor - Alibek Kabdurakhmanov (since 2018).


Coming soon...

← 3 July • 03-07 | 5 July • 05-07 →