Music director Honored worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, holder of “Kurmet”.
Abzal Mukhitdinov, received his degree from York University, UK and two diplomas from Almaty State Conservatoire, Kazakhstan. He organized Camerata of Kazakhstan in collaboration with Gaukhar Myrzabekova (violinist) in 1997, Almaty. In 1999 he was invited to the new capital of Kazakhstan – Astana city to establish a new symphony orchestra and appointed as Principal Conductor of The State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. He worked as Principal Conductor of The Baisseitova National Opera House in Astana from its opening in 2000 till 2013.
Maestro Mukhitdinov currently serves as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the new Astana Opera House, teaches Conducting in Kazakh National University of Arts.
He is a frequent operatic and symphonic guest conductor, dividing his time between different orchestras and Opera Houses in CIS (Almaty, Moscow, Kiev, Omsk, Saratov, Ufa, Minsk, Ulyanovsk etc.). Despite the time limits, he also finds the time for chamber music.
Maestro Mukhitdinov has had International tours in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland, Turkey, Korea, Oman, Jordan on such well-known stages as Konzerthaus in Berlin, Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow etc.
Experienced with a broad spectrum of the 18th to 21st century repertoire in symphonic, operatic, chamber and choral works, Abzal Mukhitdinov is skilled in programming imaginative programs which are engaging for audiences and orchestras alike.
Because of his effective baton technique, Maestro Mukhitdinov is able to bring an orchestra to very high technical and musical expression in a minimum amount of rehearsal time. Sensitive to artists and soloists, he has extensive experience accompanying some major artists of the world such as Roberto Alagna, Francesco Anile, Alberto Gazale, Mark Holland, Vladislav Pyavko, Zurab Sotkilava, Valeria Esposito, Annalisa Raspaglosi, Pietro Mastromarino, Ivano Constantino, Gerard Causse, Denis Matsuev, Liana Isakadze, Anton Sorokow, Maurizio Barboro, Oleg Krysa, James Kirby, Pietro Massa, Francois Chaplin and many others.
His conducting repertoire includes more than 300 works of symphonic and chamber music, about 50 opera and ballet productions, such as Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’, ‘Tosca’, ‘La Boheme’, Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’, ‘Aida’, ‘Rigoletto’, ‘Otello’, ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ by Mozart, ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ by Tchaikovsky, etc.