Chamber Music Concert from Solo to Quartet

Sounds of viola, violin, piano, and cello – together and separately – allow to experience the unique style of ingenious simplicity and lightness of the works of famous 20th-century composers, said the artists of Astana Opera and musicians of Kazakh National University of Arts. For this purpose, the professionals created a musical project, “From Solo to Quartet” concert program, which was performed at Astana Opera in Nur-Sultan yesterday.

The program included the works of Astor Piazzolla, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, and Almas Serkebayev. The audience had a chance to truly experience the rich genre and instrumental synthesis due to the special techniques and chamber sounds.

We have been preparing for this concert for two months. It turns out that two months ago we expressed the desire to play this kind of concert in such a beautiful hall. We are planning to give such concerts more often in order to introduce the audience with classical music, chamber music, as well as string instruments,” said Soloist of Astana Opera, Nazym Ualiyeva.

“The solo piece is performed very rarely because it is a composition of Almas Serkebayev. This is the sonata finale for piano in C Minor. It is a very interesting piece, so we wanted to share this music with the audience. There are a lot of various interesting and creative versions of folk works. For example, Kazakh music is perceived as something new in Europe, something sensational,” said Professor of the Kazakh National University of Arts, Kamilya Akhmetova.