On April 27th
2010 rector of Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, people’s artist of the
Republic of Kazakhstan Zhaniya Aubakirova has given a wonderful concert in the
Royal Wilanow Summer Palace in Warsaw. The concert was organized by the Kazakh
Embassy in Poland as a part of the International Year of Cultures friendship.
This year is celebrated by the United Nations thanks to the initiative of the
Republic of Kazakhstan. (Press Service of
the MIA of RK)
This cultural event was dedicated to the 200th
anniversary of an outstanding polish pianist and composer Frederic Chopin, who
was born in Warsaw. Today his birthday is celebrated around the world.
concert started with a minute of silence, commemorating president of Poland
Lech Kaczynsky, his wife Maria and other distinguished polish politicians who
have tragically died in the air crash near Smolensk.
The pianist included
classical pieces by Frederic Chopin and Sergey Prokofiev into her Warsaw
repertoire. Zhaniya Aubakirova has captivated hearts of the audience with her
virtuoso performance and sincere musical inspiration.
Polish politics, parliament speakers, social activists, representatives of the OSCE
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw, representatives
of the diplomatic corpse came to enjoy the music by Frederic Chopin performed
by the Kazakhstani pianist.
The deputy of the Polish
Senate, Bogdan Borusevich has pointed out that “performing these immortal
musical pieces by Chopin by the Kazakh pianist brings closer both cultures that
are united with strong cultural, historical and humanitarian bonds”.
provost of the Fryderic Chopin University of Music, Yagna Dankowska commented on
Zhaniya Aubakirova’s performance, noticing her “incredible performance of the
masterpieces of classical music”. She says that Zhaniya Aubakirova brought new
approaches to the performance of European classical music, showing high level
of expression and a very interesting technique of performing complex musical
pieces, having Polish audience discover Kazakh school of performing the piano