• 20.04.2024

Department of “Solo Singing”

Professorial and teaching staff


Head of the Department of Solo Singing

Alpysbaeva Venera Nagmetdullakovyna

 The department of “Solo Singing” was opened on the basis of the faculty of “Musical Comedy” in 1979. The ideological inspirers and founders of the creation of the Department of “Solo Singing” were: People’s Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor Kauken Kenzhetaev, Malik Ergaliev, Mariyash Zholymbetova, Yesim Segizbayev, Rakhilyam Mashurova, Bolat Eldarov, Gulnara Gizatova, Arnold Shpizman, Maksut Zhunusoв.

The main purpose of the creation of the department was the need to teach students not only acting skills, but also the education of an actor-singer, the training of vocal music performers at a professional level.

    1987-1991, the department was headed by the laureate of the All-Union Vocal Competition, an excellent student of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor Maksut Zhunusov, who made a significant contribution to the creation of a new curriculum of the specialty on the basis of the curriculum of LGITMIK Leningrad and GITIS Moscow, as well as from the Theater Institute. Tashmatova, Tashkent.

For the first time in the history of the theater faculty, the production practice of students of the first year of musical comedy was organized in Pavlodar, which was the main backbone of the newly opened musical drama theater named after Zh.Aimautov. Vocal teachers traveled to Pavlodar on a shift basis, conducted voice production classes with young theater actors. To the 75th anniversary of the birth of nar. The opening of the theater, which became a significant event in the cultural life of Kazakhstan, as well as the city and region, was held by the artist of Kazakhstan K.Kenzhetayev.

Graduates of the Department of Musical Comedy are proud in the field of theatrical art of Kazakhstan: Nar.Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roza Rymbaeva, nar.Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mayra Ilyasova, K.Bekishev, merit.artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan Duisen Kenzheev (Zhezkazgen), Talzhibek Atambekova, Mukhtar Baizhumanov, Dinmukhambet Uyabayev (Pavlodar), Aigul Imanbayeva, Meruert Tusupbekova (Almaty), Syrym Kashkabayev Zhankaldykbek Tolenbayev, Roman Chekhodsky (Astana), Elena Lomonosova soloist of the Musical Comedy Theater of Karaganda, soloists of GATOB im. Abaya Rysken Medenova, Dulat Tokanov, Saltanat Myrzabekova winner of the inter-national competition of vocalists — trainee of the theater “Laskala” and many others.

  • 1991-1996 the department was headed by Kanat Omarbayev, Shora Umbetaliev, Rakhilyam Mashurova, Gulnar Gizatova.
  • From 1996-1999, the department was headed by M.O.Zhunusov, then he was appointed vice-rector for creative educational work.
  • 1999-2007, the department was headed by the Honored Worker of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor Kurmanbek Baykuatuly.
  • 2007-2009, the head of the department became a young specialist, a graduate of the Kurmangazy KNC, now a soloist of the Abai Opera and Ballet Theater Torgyn Smaylov.
  • From 2009-2015, the Department of “Solo Singing” was headed by Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, laureate of the international chamber music competition “Golden Autumn”, Associate Professor Dalel Uashev.
  • Since 2015, the head of the department has been Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor G.G. Sapargalieva.

At various times, the department has been working for a long time.artists of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.T.Radchenko, J.A.Baymuldina, Sultan Baysultanov, K.T.Myrzykbayev.

Since the foundation of the department, the teaching staff has been replenished with graduates of the Kurmangazy Almaty State Conservatory. Prominent musical figures of the Republic made a significant contribution to the development of the Department of “Solo Singing”, they worked fruitfully and successfully at the department: People’s Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan Shora Umbetaliev, Honored Artists of the Republic of Kazakhstan Amangeldy Sembin, Kanat Kulymzhanov, Vladimir Kim , wonderful teacher Polina Dorokhova, Sergey Breusov, Honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, soloist of the TV and radio company “Kazakhstan”, Professor Zhumat Makhambetov, Associate Professor Lyudmila Yarosevich, who is one of the luminaries and works at the department to the present, graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory ,Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor Guldana Sapargalieva.

Currently, famous singers have been invited to the department: People’s Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan , laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan , laureate of the “Youth of Kazakhstan” Prize, laureate of the International Maldybayev Prize, Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, soloist of the Kazakh State Philharmonic named after Zhambyl Nurgali Nusipzhanov, laureates of international competitions Kuralai , Miras Bekzhanov, laureate of the international competition named after B.Tolegenova, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, soloist of the Abai Opera and Ballet Theater, famous singer, mezzo-soprano Dina Khamzina, experienced pedogog performer, Honored Worker of Culture, Excellent Student of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, associate professor of the Kazakh State Women’s University Galina Karamoldaeva.

The department also employs teachers with extensive experience in teaching and creative activity — laureates of international competitions, soloists of the Abai Opera and Ballet Theater: Balapan Zhubayeva, Zhanbolat Zhumagazin, Sakhan Akeleev, Azhar Zhakupova, laureate of the Republican Competition named after K.Bayseitova – Zhumat Zhabagin , laureate of the Republican Competition of Young Performers, associate professor Galiya Toksanbayeva, Honored Worker of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Tileubek Kozhenuly.

Wonderful teachers-concertmasters, luminaries of their field: Dina Bisenbayeva, Svetlana Kayupova Leshina Olesya, as well as young concertmasters Yuri Mitronin, Nurgul Nusipzhan, Zhumabek Bekishev work tirelessly and painstakingly in the preparation of future specialists -actors of drama and cinema, musical theater artists.

Recently, master classes have been organized and conducted by famous performers, prominent figures in the field of art; People’s Artist of the USSR, People’s Artist of the Republic of Moldova G.Muntyan, People’s Artist of the USSR, laureate of the State. Bibigul Tolegenova Awards.

To work as part of the State Attestation Commission in the specialty “Solo singing”, the chairmen were invited: People’s Artist of the USSR, laureate of the State. Awards,Hero of social work , academician, professor of the KNK. Kurmangazy Bibigul Tolegenova, People’s Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor of the National Academy of Sciences. Kurmangazy Gafiz Yessimov, Honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, academician of the International Academy of Russia, Professor of the Kurmangazy KNK Shakhmardan Abilov and others.


For 30 years, the Department of “Solo Singing” has prepared a large number of laureates of National and international competitions, some of them are currently soloists of opera theaters, leading soloists of musical groups in the republic, continue their studies in the Far and Near Abroad, soloists of the musical comedy theater of the city of Karaganda, etc.

Teachers of the department work with great enthusiasm, devoting all their strength and energy to the educational process, as well as preparation for Republican vocal competitions, participation in Olympiads and festivals. Teachers pay special attention and trepidation to working on a high level of performance of each vocal work, achieving unity of vocal-technical and artistic tasks.

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