Kazakh Classical Music: String Quartets
Catalog: CDX 215016
Kazakh State String Quartet
The Kazakh State String Quartet, named in honor of Gaziza A. Zhubanova, was founded in 1988. It was won numerous prizes at international competitions and was elected best ensemble of the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. The members of the quartet received a Master of Arts in Basel, Switzerland in 2012 after studies in Professor Rainer Schmidt. The two string quartets of the important composer and music teacher Faziza Zhubanova, as well as the quartet debut of the highly promising up-and-coming composer Arman Zhaiym, are the focus of this new cultural bridge-building production - realized on the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan in December, 2016. These works are framed by important original compositions by Kazakh composers arranged for string quartets.