Chamber Orchestra and Kobyz

Wednesday, 06. October 2021 um 14:14 Uhr

The Hanover Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hans-Christian Euler and Kobys player Almat Saizhan at the Center for World Music

Concert | Thu, 04 November 2021 7:30pm | Center for World Music | Admission free. Please bring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or of recovery from an infection.

Concert | Thu., 04th November 2021 7.30 pm | Center for World Music |

For the second time, the Eurasia Festival of conductor Hans-Christian Euler and the Nordstadt-Konzerte e.V. Hannover is a guest at the Center for World Music: with Almat Saizhan at the Kobys, Euler's Chamber Orchestra Hannover will perform a programme of works by the Kazakh composer Arman Zhayim and Central European pieces by Mozart, Bach and Holst.

The Hannover Chamber Orchestra, known originally as the Pro Artibus Chamber Orchestra, was founded in 2005 by violinist and conductor Hans-Christian Euler. The orchestra has performed regularly in Hanover since then, but also in other parts of Germany and abroad. It is dedicated to historically informed performance practice of 18th century music and music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Educational activities are deemed essential by the orchestra and its conductor for the future of younger generations. The Hanover Chamber Orchestra gave a guest performance with soloist Jin Choi at the Center for World Music in 2019.

Hans-Christian Euler studied violin in Hannover and London. In 1981 he was a founding member in the Orchestra of the 18th Century Amsterdam, since 1983 he has been playing in “Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover”. In 1987 he took over a teaching assignment in the “Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover” and became 1994 artistic director of “Ensemble Musica Viva Hannover”. Hans-Christian Euler gave concerts and masterclasses in European countries, in Israel, Australia and China. 2005 Hans-Christian Euler founded the music-society “Nordstadt-Konzerte” in Hannover and is now conductor of “Hannover Chamber Orchestra”. In October 2020 he was decorated in South Korea with a UNESCO Creative City of Music Award 2020 in recognition for his Eurasia Festival.

Saizhan Almat Karasayuly is a musician, composer and conductor from Kazakhstan. He is a graduate of the Kazakh Republican Special Music School, studied kobyz and conducting at the Kazakh National Academy of Music and has performed concerts worldwide with his kobyz quartet "Tlep" and as a soloist. He teaches at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts and has received several awards for his work. The kobyz is a stringed instrument that is used in Kazakh folk music, among other things. It is part of mythical and spiritual contexts.

Zhaiym Arman Aitkaliuly is a musician, composer and conductor from Kazakhstan. He is a graduate of the Kazakh Republican Special Music School with a major in piano, studied piano and composition at the Kazakh National Conservatory. Arman Aitkaliuly teaches at the Kazakh National University of Arts, is the winner of several prizes in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, gives concerts in Europe and Asia and is the conductor of the Kazakh Orchestra of the State Academic Philharmonic of the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan. His compositions for kobyz and piano or orchestra are often written in collaboration with Almat Saizhan and performed worldwide.