“As for the viola, it’s cute, a bit talkative woman who is constantly striving to take part in the conversation. However, it brings into the conversation a known elegance and while she talks the other sides have a chance to have a rest. In this lady, however, we can notice a secret penchant for cello, which she apparently prefers to all other instruments.”
— Stendhal about string quartet.
Viola is a unique instrument. Any quartetist will admit that it is a great success to have a good violist in a team. Bekzat have been raised in the best institutions of Kazakhstan such as Republican school for gifted youngsters named after Akhmet Zhubanov and Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy. In these institutuions Bekzat was taught by such great masters as Prof. Saule Zhusupova, the member of the 1st State String Quartet Valeriy Bagautdinov, the student of the founder of Kazakhstan school of viola Jacob Fudiman, Diana Makhmud.
As a leading violist of the conservatory, Bekzat has received the awards of a number of national and international competitions. Furthermore, as the concertmaster of the violas group, Bekzat has toured to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Seoul and Daegu. The great achievements of Bekzat in his professional field had attracted the attention of the head of the State Quartet, Yernar Myntaev. Later, a 3rd year student, Bekzat, received one of the most important offers is his entire career – to become a member of the State Quartet. However, the proposal came into effect only two years later, when he graduated from the Conservatory and received his diploma. The debut of new violist went January 27, 2015 in Almaty and was successfully met by the audience. Now, with Bekzat in the team, SSQ is launching a new milestone in its history. Bekzat plays on the artisan instrument (since 2007), made by special order by Almaty master Vladimir Kolotov.Contact Bekzat