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Erkegali Rakhmadievich Rakhmadiev


Erkegali Rakhmadiev, USSR Composer.


Rakhmadiev, Erkegali was born on August 1, 1932 in the Semipalatinskaia Oblast’. Son of the well-known folk singer R. Zhabykbaev.


Studied at the Tchaikovskii Music School in Alma-Ata in the department of folk instruments and theory of historic music. Pupil of E. Bursilovskii.


Entered the Alma-Ata Conservatory, 1952. Graduated,1956. Followed the specialized course of G. Litinskii in Moscow, 1957-1958. Artistic director of the Kazakh Philharmonic Orchestra from 1959.

Chief administrator of the Arts Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Kazakh SSR, 1961-1965. Director of the Kazakh Opera and Ballet, 1966, of the Folklore Office from 1958, and of the Alma-Ata Conservatory, 1967-1975. Lecturer from 1968, and professor from 1979. Composed mainly operas.