Tokzhan Karatai

Tokzhan Karatai is located in Almaty (Kasachstan). She is a composer and Kyl Kobyz player. Her music is based on traditional music but she is also interested in contemporary music.


09/2014 – 06/2017: Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy (Almaty, Kazakhstan) (The leading music university of the Republic of Kazakhstan)
Graduation 2017.

09/2001 – 06/2013: Republican specialized music school named after K. Bayseitova (Almaty, Kazakhstan)


03/2010 Festival «Imago Dei», Krems, Austria (Performer)
04/2011 «Psalm», Graz, Austria (Performer)
07/2015-10/2016 International academy of contemporary music in Central Asia «Playing together», Central Asia, USA (Performer)
03/2015-today Contemporary music ensemble «Eegeru»,  Almaty, Kazakhstan (Performer, composer)
09/2017-11/2017 Collaborative project «OneBeat» produced by Found Sound Nation, USA (Performer, composer)
08/2017-today Multimedia project «Qyrq Qyz» (Forty girls) produced by Aga Khan Music Initiative, Central Asia, USA, France (Performer)
10/2018-today Composer in the residence of contemporary music ensemble «Eegeru», Kazakhstan
08/2018-today «Two Horizons», work in progress with Paris based director – Saodat Ismailova, produced by CEC Art Slink, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Composer, performer)


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