People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Professor, Rector of the Kazakh National University of Arts
Born in 1958 in Alma-Ata, Prof. Musakhodzhaeva graduated from the K.Baiseitova Republican Specialized Music School in Almaty, from the class of professor N.M. Patrushev, the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, from the class of People's Artist of the USSR, Professor V.A. Klimov. She has been awarded at many international contests. Just to mention a few: an international competition in Belgrade (1976); Paganini Competition in Genoa (1981); Tokyo (1983); Sibelius Competition in Helsinki (1985); 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1986).
The concert repertoire of Prof. A. Musakhodzhaeva includes Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, as well as modern foreign and Kazakhstan composers. In 1992, she created the State Chamber Orchestra “The Academy of Soloists”. Its repertoire includes pieces by composers of different eras and styles. Her orchestra successfully tours around the world.
Since 1993, Prof. A. Musakhodzhaeva serves on the jury at Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition (Moscow, Russia), Michelangelo Abbado International Competition for Violinists (Milan, Italy), Yampolsky International Violin Competition (Dubna, Russia).
Professor of Moscow, Almaty and Bishkek Conservatory A.K. Musakhodzhaeva is an active and effecient tutor. Many of her studenst have been awarded at international and republican competitions. She holds workshops in Europe, Asia and America.
Outstanding achievements in musical art enabled Ayman Musakhodzhaeva to be awarded People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1986), Academician of the International Academy of Creativity (1998), and the UNESCO Honorary Title “Artist for Peace” (1998). In 2000, she was awarded the State Prize in the field of literature, art and architecture. In 2002, the Club of Patrons of Kazakhstan awarded her with “Platinum Tarlan”. In 2002, the name of Aiman Musakhodzhaeva was included in the IBC World Honor List “2000 outstanding musicians of the twentieth century,” published annually by the International Biographical Center of the University of Cambridge. The center awarded Prof. Aiman Musakhodzhaeva with a medal for her achievements and contribution to the world musical culture.