National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan


Alibek Kabdurakhmanov


Haik Kazazyan
violin (Russia)

Orchestra Artistic Director People's Artist of Uzbekistan
Ismail Jalilov


Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47

Alexey Shor

Alibek Kabdurakhmanov

Born in 1984 in Tashkent. 


  • 2002-2006 Graduated from the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in Percussion Instruments (Bachelor degree)
  • 2006-2008 Graduated from the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in Percussion Instruments (Master degree)
  • 2017-2019 Graduated from the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in Opera and Symphonic Conducting (Master degree)
  • Since 2005, an artist of the musical theater orchestra - studio at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan. 
  • Since 2007, accompanist of the percussion group of the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan.
  • Since 2009, assistant conductor of contemporary music ensemble “Omnibus”
  • Since 2014, conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan 
  • Since 2018, the main conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan

Participation in projects:

  • 45th International Summer School of Contemporary Academic Music in Darmstadt (Germany, 2010) 
  • Prince Claus Foundation Annual Awards, Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2009) 
  • Tour of the cities of China 2009 
  • Omnibus Laboratorium I-VI (Uzbekistan, 2005-2010) 
  • Black Box I-VI (Uzbekistan, 2006-2010) 
  • The Stars of Tomorrow - a concert with the Radio Germany Symphony Orchestra in Munich (Germany, 2007) 

Participation in international festivals: 

  • International Contemporary Music Festival "Turbulence" (Germany, 2018) 
  • 33 International festival "Moscow Autumn" Sessions of the Youth Orchestra of the World (JMWO) (Spain, 2007, 2009) 
  • International Festival “Musical Summer Evenings” in Kiev (Ukraine, 2006) 
  • International Festival "Euro-Orchestra" in Ponce (France, 2006) 
  • International festival “Drums of the World” in Tolyatti (Russia, 2005, 2006) 
  • International "Easter Festival" in Moscow (Russia, 2005) 
  • International festival "Moscow Meets Friends" (Russia, 2005) 
  • International festival "Ilkhom-XX" (Uzbekistan, 2001-2005)


  • Laureate of the Tasanno Prize in the Field of Culture (Uzbekistan, 2005, 2007) 
  • Grand Prix at the Shabyt International Competition (Astana, Kazakhstan, 2007) 
  • Special prize in the nomination "for best performance with an orchestra" of the International Competition "EMCY Art for music Prize" (Germany, 2006) 
  • Winner of the 2nd prize of the International Competition in Munich “EMCY Art for music Prize” (Germany, 2006) 
  • Winner of the Grand Prize of the International Competition "Shabyt" in Astana (Kazakhstan, 2004) 
  • Diploma winner of the 2nd International Competition named after Mikola Stasinevicha Warsaw (Poland, 2004)

Experience as a conductor:

  • National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan
  • State Academic Symphony Orchestra Almaty (Kazakhstan)
  • Musical theater orchestra - studio at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan
  • Ensemble of contemporary music “Omnibus”
  • Orchestra named “Kurmangazy” (Kazakhstan)
  • Youth symphony orchestra of Uzbekistan

Haik Kazazyan


Violinist Haik Kazazyan has performed with orchestras such as Orchestra of The Mariinsky Theater, Orchestre National de France, Scottish Royal National Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yu. Simonov, Moscow Symphony Orchestra named after E. Svetlanov, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under P. Kogan, Prague Philharmonic orchestra, Dublin National Orchestra, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, ‘Musica Viva’ Orchestra, S.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Samara Symphony Orchestras and many others.

The musicians Haik worked with as a soloist and chamber musician are conductors Valery Gergiev, Teodor Currentzis, Andrew Litton, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Liebreich, Alexander Lazarev, Constantine Orbelian, Jonathan Darlington, Ricardo Averbach, Alan Buribayev, Jac van Steen, David Brophy, Pavel Kogan, Alexander Polianichko, pianists Denis Matsuev, Freddy Kempf, Eliso Virsaladze, Aleksey Lubimov, Alex Kobrin, Ekaterina Mechetina, Rem Urasin, violinists Pavel Vernikov, Gordan Nikolitch, Boris Brovtsyn, cellists Natalia Gutman, Alexander Rudin, Alexander Bouzlov, Sergey Antonov, Boris Andrianov and many other great musicians of our generation.

He has performed in many great halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) in New York, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, in Great, Small and Rakhmaninov Halls of Moscow Conservatory, in Tchaikovsky Hall (Moscow), Victoria Hall in Geneve, Barbican Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, etc.

Haik has been a performer in many festivals like ‘Festival de musique’ of Sh. Mintz,(Switzerland), festival in Verbier, ‘Arts square’ of Yu. Temirkanov (S.-Petersburg), "Crescendo" of D. Matsuev, ‘Moscow Kremlin, Primavera Classica’(Moscow), Tongyeong International Music Festival (South Korea) and others.

His concerts have been broadcasted on TV channels 'Culture' (Moscow), Mezzo, Brusselles TV, Polskie Radio (Poland), BBC radio in London and others.

He studied at Sayat-Nova Music school in Yerevan with professor Levon Zoryan.

Then Haik studied with professor E. D. Grach and chamber music class with Alexander Bonduriansky in Moscow from 1996 to 2000 in Gnessin Music School, from 2000-2006 in Moscow Conservatory.

From 2006-2008 he studied with professor Itzhak Rashkovsky and chamber music with Levon Chilingirian at Royal College of Music in London.

National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan

The orchestra was founded in 1937. The first conductor of the orchestra was N. Gorchakov. In 1948, A. Kozlovsky took his place. In 1956-1963, the orchestra was directed by a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory Narimon Alimov, from 1963 to 1997 - People's Artist of Uzbekistan Zakhid Khaknazarov.

The main task of the orchestra is to perform symphonic works by Uzbek composers. At the same time, the collective's repertoire also includes works by composers from other countries.

It should be noted the special contribution of Alexey Kozlovsky, Mardon Nasimov, Nabi Khalilov, Kuvonch Usmonov and Zokhid Khaknazarov to the formation and creative activity of the orchestra.

In 1967 the orchestra toured in the republics of the former Soviet Union, in 1968 it won the competition for symphony orchestras of the Union republics.

In 1986, the National Symphony Orchestra was awarded the title of "Honored collective of the Republic of Uzbekistan".

In 1998, People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ismoil Jalilov was appointed artistic director of the orchestra, and composer Anvar Ergashev was appointed principal conductor.

In November 1998 the National Symphony Orchestra performed a concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin, in which US soloists D. Washington (baritone) and D. Fergunes (piano) took part. The concerts organized by the US Embassy in Uzbekistan have become an important event in the cultural life of Uzbekistan.

The collective collaborated with musical ensembles from UK, USA, France, Thailand.

The National Symphony Orchestra has 101 employees, 89 of them are musicians. Artistic director of the orchestra is People's Artist of Uzbekistan Ismoil Jalilov, conductor - Alibek Kabdurakhmanov (since 2018).

| 26 January

Turkiston Palace