Located in Astana (Kazakhstan)
Raushan Orazbaeva was born in family of Dombra players and storytellers from the Zhanakorgan area in the Kyzylorda region. From her father, Zhumabek who was a poet and instrument maker, she learned to play the Dombra. Later she went to Almaty where she started with the study of Kyl Kobyz first at Zhubanov Music
School. later at the National Kazakh Kurmangazi Conservatory.
She won national and international competitions and performed in numerous Concert Halls around the world. She teaches at the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana and has a wide repertoire of pieces by famous early composers such as Korkyt, Ihlas, Tattimbet, Sugyr and Zhappas, as well as contemporary ones such as Aktoty Raymkulova. She also plays her own compositions.
In 2018 she is the leading musician on the project Qyrk Kyz of the Aga Khan Music Initiative.
Contact via KultEurasia