We dare to refute great Stendahl’s words and claim that there is no such a notion as the second violin. It is not an average voice, but a worthy opponent on the fullness of the sound to the brilliantly playing first violin. The brightness of the first violin, by the way, directly depends from the mastery of the second.
In 2008, SSQ named after Zhubanova announced the competition for the vacant position of the second violin. The candidates from throughout the country and neighboring countries arrived in Almaty. Among them there was young and ambitious Alexey Lebedev just graduated from the Kazan State Conservatory named after N.G. Zhiganov. He immediately won the attention of the selection committee by his talent and zeal and later perfectly complemented the team. After years of hard teamwork, leader of the quartet – Yernar Myntayev – can confidently declare that they have “magnificent second violin”. Alexey is very temperamental and bright. Alexey plays on a instrument made by Italian master of XVII century from the State collection of unique instruments of Kazakhstan.Contact Alexey