Kadisha Onalbayeva

Pianist & Composer

 
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About the Artist

“Kadisha Onalbayeva maximizes the intricate fascination of each work with obvious familiarity and proficiency. …expanded one note or chord for shifting tempi, masterfully, with lovely blended tones.  …expertise and electricity.   …sumptuous evocations of sorrow, longing, romance, and elegance.”

(Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower, Solo Piano Recital at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, June 6, 2018, 

The review page: http://www.robertaonthearts.com/classicalCultural/idC143.html

Steinway Artist Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva was born in Zhetisay, Kazakhstan and began her musical training at the age of five. She is the first pianist from Kazakhstan to be named a Steinway Artist. She attended the Zhubanov Special School for Children in Almaty, Kazakhstan. While at Zhubanov she studied piano and composition, gave piano recitals and was involved in both piano and composition festivals and competitions. Awards include the Soviet Union’s New Talent competition and various prizes in national piano competitions and Central Asia piano competitions. She also participated in international music festivals in Germany, Turkey, Russia, and Uzbekistan. After graduating from the Zhubanov School, Kadisha entered the Kurmangazy National Conservatory of Music. She was awarded the President’s Award for Young Artists and Chevron’s Award for Talented Students in piano and composition.

Dr. Onalbayeva continued her performances as a recitalist, chamber musician, composer, and as an orchestral soloist. She received a Soros Prize for her work in the development of international cultural exchanges. She earned two Master of Musical Arts degrees in both composition and piano performance at the University of New Orleans. She then received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance at Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Dr. Onalbayeva has been a strong supporter of new music and she has been particularly interested in introducing the music of Kazakhstan to audiences the United States. She performs her music and participates in international new music festivals as a composer, performer and organizer throughout Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Europe, Costa Rica, Bahamas and the United States.

Dr. Onalbayeva is the Director of Piano Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Mobile. She is founder and currently serves as President of the Gulf Coast Steinway Society (Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Florida). She was recently commissioned to write a symphonic poem titled Zherym (My Motherland) which premiered on May 17, 2014 by the Kazakhstan National Orchestra. On May 21, 2015 she premiered Artyk Toxsanbayev’s Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra with the Astana Philharmonic Orchestra, Kazakhstan. She performed these work again with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Albany, Georgia, USA in November 2016. Toxsanbayev’s Rhapsody is dedicated to Dr. Onalbayeva. Another composition dedicated to Dr. Onalbayeva composed by her husband, Michael Coleman, entitled Arman (Dream) premiered with the Louisiana Sinfonietta, April 3, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan recently filmed a documentary on the life and musical career of Dr. Onalbayeva titled Independent National’s Heritage which was released in both Kazakh and in Russian in 2015. On December 20, 2016 Dr. Onalbayeva recorded four works for Steinway’s Spirio recording project at Steinway Hall in New York, NY. In 2017 she was awarded an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. On June 6, 2018 she performed a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. She lives in Pensacola, FL with her husband, Michael Coleman also a composer and pianist. She has one daughter, Malika. Website: www.kadishaonalbayeva.com 

Announcing the
Gulf Coast Steinway Society!

I’m passionate about giving back to the music community.I’m proud to announce  the Gulf Coast Steinway Society. It has long been a dream of mine to afford young, gifted pianists some of the same opportunities I was afforded as a child. In the course numerous performances with school and civic orchestras, I found that Gulf Coast states are full of astounding, inspiring youthful talent. Please on click for more information about the Society and how YOU can get involved!

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Videos

Sergei Rachmaninoff ” Daisies”.Op.38 Kadisha Onalbayeva, piano

Legendary Horowitz Piano D 503, Kadisha Onalbayeva, Steinway Artist.

F.Chopin, Scerzo No.2, Op.31 , Kadisha Onalbayeva, piano

Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No.7, op.83 III.Precipitato. Kadisha Onalbayeva, piano.

Spanish Rhapsody by F. Liszt, Kadisha Onalbayeva, piano, Kazakhstan, live

Zherym symphonic poem by kadisha onalbayeva, Conductor Karen Durgaryan

Kadisha Onalbayeva/String Quartet Gaziza Zhubanova Kazakhstan, Dvorak op 81 no 2

Kadisha Onlabayeva, Piano F. Liszt Concerto No.1

Legendary Horowitz Piano, Kadisha Onalbayeva Dumka Op.59, P. Tchaikovsky, Broussard’s Mobile,AL

Kadisha Onalbayeva is the most famous pianist and composer from Kazakhstan…the first pianist from Kazakhstan to be named a Steinway Artist.



Ministry of Culture,
Republic of Kazakhstan
 : 01.12.2013

Kadisha, your performance of Gerschwin Rapsody in blue was just amazing! For the first time of my life, you made me love and understand this piece! It was so inspired and powerful, so intense, and we could feel the whole New York meaning into your playing! Congrats and thanks a lot!

Éliane Reyes
, Belgian pianist, 
Costa Rica : 10.28.2015

This is how angels sound in springtime. The audience simply wouldn't allow Kadisha to exit the stage. Encore after encore ensued, culminating in…

Will Fox Foundation, United States : 06.21.2014

…pianist of the highest caliber with powerful inner expression, bright temperament and artistry.

Professor
 Tatyana Suleimenova : 5.17.2014

Kadisha Onalbayeva is one if the great pianists of our time. Her playing deeply moves everyone who hears it, whether it is a true judge of art or an amateur listener. Her performance is marked with a high professional level, fiery temperament, generous array of colors and profoundly intelligent interpretation. Collaboration with the musician of this degree brings a pure enjoyment!

Yearner Myntayev, 
Music Director National String Quartet of the Republic of Kazakhstan : 05.21.2015

"…Onalbayeva performs with an energy and excitement, which enthusiastically engages audiences…"

Maestro Claire Fox HillardAlbany Symphony, Georgia

My CD, “Music, My Soul”, is available online

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Documentary

The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan recently filmed a documentary on the life and musical career of Kadisha Onalbayeva, Steinway Artist.

She is the first pianist from Kazakhstan to receive this honor. Onalbayeva also a composer and film titled “Independent National’s Heritage” which was released in both Kazakh and in Russian. Dr. Onalbyaeva is Professor of Music at the University of Mobile. Seen in the documentary is the premier of her symphonic poem “Zherym” (May, 2014) and her performance of the Liszt Piano Concerto No.1 with the National Philharmonic Orchestra (Almaty, KZ) under the direction of Maestro Karen Durgaryan (Armenia). All solo piano background in the documentary are from performances by Kadisha Onalbayeva.

CONNECT WITH KADISHA

2019
May 12th at 7:00 p.m

“Mostly Moss” solo Piano works by composer L.Moss at Sandy Spring Friends School in Olney, Maryland

February 17th at 10:00 a.m.

Solo and Duet with Organ Recital, Christ Church Cathedral, Mobile AL

January 31th at 7:00 p.m.

New Music Consert, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

January 19th at 9:00 a.m.

Gulf Coast Steinway Society, Music Competition IV, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL

2018

October 14th at 2:30 p.m.

Pensacola ComposerFest XIV, Pensacola State College, Pensacola, FL

October 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Solo Recital “BAMA Composers” Moorer Hall, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL

October 6 at 4:00 p.m

Solo Recital “BAMA Composers” Steinway Piano Gallery, Spanish Fort, AL

September 9th at 2:30 p.m.

Gulf Coast Steinway Society “Concerto Winners” recital with GCSS Orchestra, Murphy High School Auditorium, Mobile, AL

August 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Gala Concert, Murphy High School, Mobile, AL

June 6 at 8:00 p.m.

Solo Recital, Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, New York City, New York

June 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Solo Recital, Steinway Gallery, Spanish Fort, AL

May 26,

Solo recital , Private Recital , Pensacola , FL

May 19,

Solo recital, Private Recital,  New Orleans , LA

April 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Solo Recital, “Legacy Concert Series”, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, Florida

April 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Piano Soloist, “Her Songs”, The Choral Society of Pensacola, First United Methodist Church, Pensacola, Florida

March 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Night of the Classical Masters: Piano Soloist with Orchestra: Beethoven Op. 80 (“Fantasia”) and Beethoven Triple Concerto Op 56,  Alabama School of Math and Science , Mobile , Alabama

February 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Solo recital , “All Steinway School Celebration ” featuring Artist, Thomas Fine Arts Building Auditorium   William Carey University , Hattiesburg, MS

February 11th at 2:30 p.m.

ComposerFest XIII, Pensacola State College, Pensacola, Florida

January 30th – February 1,

Steinway’s Keys to Finding Funds Seminar in Steinway Hall, Steinway Factory New York, New York

January 28 at 4:00 p.m.

Kazakh Due with Gulzhan Uzenbayeva, First Methodist Church, Albany GA

January 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Kazakh Due with Gulzhan Uzenbayeva, University of Mobile, Mobile, Al

January 20th at 9:00 a.m.

Gulf Coast Steinway Society, Music Competition III, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama

2017 ( last year concert  )

November 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Soprano and Piano Duet with Kathryn Hedlund, Schumann Music Club ,  Mobile, AL

September 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Soprano and Piano Duet with Kathryn Hedlund, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL

March 30, at 7:30

Solo Recital, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, Georgia

March 17, 7:30 

Solo Recital , Tulane University , New Orleans , Louisiana

March 7, at 7:00 pm

Solo Recital, Moorer Auditorium, Martin Hall, University of Mobile, Mobile, Al

February 25, at 10 a.m 

Adjudicator – FSMTA’s District I Concerto Competition, Music Hall University of West Florida , Pensacola , Florida

February 23 , at 10:00 a.m 

Speaker  – Stinway’s Keys to Finding Funds Seminar :  All Steiwnay School-Presentation University of Mobile in Carnegie Hall, New York, New York

February 22,23,24 

Steinway’s Keys to Finding Funds Seminar in Carnegie Hall,  Steiwnay Factory New York , New York

January 28, at 10:00 a.m 

Adjudicator- Music Teachers Association California Baroque Festival , Sacramento State University, Sacramento , California

January 21, at 10:00 a.m 

Master Class , Gulf Coast Music Teachers Association ,Fleming Auditorium, USM Gulf Park,  Long Beach, Mississippi

January 13, at 2:00 p.m

Solo Recital – Opening Gala , Steiwnay Piano Gallery in Spanish Fort , Alabama

January 6, at 7:00 p.m

Solo  Recital Benefit  for Support Art Programs in The School District of Escambia County , N.B. Cook Elementary School from the Arts , Pensacola,  Florida

2016

December 21, at 11:00 am 

Spirio Recording , Steinway Hall, New York, New York 

November 21, at 8:00

Chamber Concert with National String Quartet Republic of Kazakhstan, Carnegie Hall,  Weill Recital Hall, New York City, New York

November 15, at 7:30

Chamber Concert with National String Quartet Republic of Kazakhstan, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, Georgia

November 14, at 4:00 pm

Chamber Concert with National String Quartet Republic of Kazakhstan, Fitzgerald , Georgia

November 13 at 2:00 pm

Albany Symphony, Premier in USA Rhapsody by Artyk Toksanby and Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, at the Charles H. Kirbo Center in Bainbridge College, Bainbridge , Georgia

November 12 at. 7:30 pm

Albany Symphony, Premier in USA Rhapsody by Artyk Toksanby and Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin,  Albany,  Georgia

October 28, 29, 30

JUDGE- Music Teachers  National Association, Mercer University in Macon, Georgia

October 14, 15

Gulf Coast Steinway Society ,2016  Music Competition for Piano and Voice
University of Mobile, Mobile Alabama
www.gulfcoaststeinwaysociety.org

September 25 at 2:30

ComposerFest XII , Pensacola State College, Pensacola, Florida

August 8 , 9

Spirio Recording in Steinway &Sons, New York City , New York

April 28 at 6:00 pm

University of Mobile Leadership Banquet, Mobile Convention Center, Mobile Alabama

April 3 at 2:00 pm
Louisiana Sinfonietta : Premier “Arman” Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra by Michael Coleman
Louisiana State University, School of Music Evecital Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

February 28 at 4:00 pm
Chamber Concert “Emerald Coast Trio” Albany Symphony Chamber Concert Series
Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia

February 11 at 7:30 pm
Chamber Concert ” Emerald Coast Trio”
Pensacola State College, Pensacola Florida

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Manager : United States

Miriam C.E.  Overton
+225-572-7199
email: management4ko@gmail.com

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Manager : Kazakhstan

Dina Kasymova
+01177027020094

email: dina.kassymova@gmail.com

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