Abdyssagin Rakhat-Bi Tolegenuly (born 02.02.1999, Kazakhstan) – is a
composer and pianist. Master of Art Sciences, winner of State Youth Award ‘Daryn’, holder of the Honorary Badge ‘For Merits in the Development of Culture and Art’ of the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly, member of Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars. Winner of first National Project ‘100 new faces of Kazakhstan’.
At the age of 20 he wrote 2 Operas (‘The Path lit by the Sun’ and ‘The Mysterious Lady’). He is the author of more than 150 music compositions, including large-scale symphonic works ‘Kazakh rhapsody’, ‘Forward into the Sunlight’, ‘The Will to Live’, ‘God’s Dwelling’, ‘Aftersounds of Romanticism’, ‘Beyond the Darkness’, ‘Time Run’, ‘Des pensées de loin’, ‘Tears of Silence’, ‘A drop of Eternity’, ‘The Sacred Universe of Particles’, ‘Phantom reflections’, ‘Ghosts of Immortality’, ‘Qubylys’, ‘I raggi di Dante’ etc.
His works are performed in the famous concert halls of Europe, Asia and America. He gives solo recitals and symphonic portrait concerts. German critics say: ‘music of Rakhat-Bi has a special structure and mathematical precision. It is full of poetry and passion’. Three of his piano CDs have been released in Germany (Kreuzberg Records, 2021-2023): ‘Rakhat- Bi Abdyssagin plays Chopin and Liszt’, ‘Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin plays Viennese Classics: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven’, ‘Rakhat-Bi Abdyssagin plays Beethoven’.
Rakhat-Bi is called the Kazakh Mozart. At 10 years old he wrote music that mature composers could be proud of! At 13 years old he became an undergraduate student of Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, at 17 – a graduate student of Kazakh National University of Arts, he completed an internship at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. At 18 he brilliantly defended his master’s dissertation. At the age of 20 he completed the postgraduate studies at three prestigious universities in Italy: Master di II Livello at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Master in II Livello at Conservatorio Cesare Pollini in Padua, as well as Corso di Perfezionamento of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Since 2020 he is the Senior Lecturer at Kazakh National University of Arts. At the age of 12 he published his first collection ‘Facets of Harmony’. At 14 he published a unique work ‘Mathematics and Contemporary Music’. He is the author of scholarly articles and books ‘The Divine Path’, ‘Ten Touches to the Sounding Universe’, ‘Serenade of Invisible Stars’, ‘A drop of Eternity’, the textbook ‘The Newest Composing and Performing Techniques’ (approved by Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education). He speaks Kazakh, Russian, English, Italian. From the age of 13 he lectures on culture and arts. He is regular participant of International Impuls Academy Graz since 2013, youngest lecturer of ICTM 2015, ISA scholarship (Mürzzuschlag 2015), KlangZeitMünster 2016, Sermoneta (Italy, 2017).
His scores are published by European and Russian editions. Verlag Neue Musik Berlin (Germany, 2022) published Rakhat-Bi’s ‘Selected Solo Works’ (Sammelband), and it was a special event. This anthology includes selected works for each instrument solo of symphony orchestra. Such a large-scale project was previously carried out only by the great Italian composer Luciano Berio (1925-2003).
He is the Founder, Artistic Director and Chairman of Jury of the International Composer Competition ‘New Music Generation’ since 2019.