Alan Buribayev

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

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Alan Buribayev (Template:Lang-kz, born 1979; surname also spelled Buribaev in English) is a Kazakh conductor, the son of a cellist/conductor father and a pianist mother. He studied violin and conducting at the Kazakh National Conservatory in Almaty. He was later a conducting student of Uros Lajovic in Vienna. Buribayev won prizes in the Lovro von Matacic Conducting Competition in Zagreb and in the Antonio Pedrotti Competition in 2001.

Buribayev began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the Astana Symphony Orchestra, Kazakhstan, in March 2003, and had concluded his tenure by 2007. From 2004 to 2007, Buribayev was General Musikdirektor of the Meiningen Theatre, Germany. He became Principal Conductor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in the 2007-2008 season, with an initial contract through 2010.[1] He is scheduled to conclude his Norrköping tenure in May 2011.[2] He became chief conductor of Het Brabants Orkest in the Netherlands with the 2008-2009 season. Buribayev is scheduled to conclude his chief conductorship of Het Brabants Orkest in 2012.[3]

In May 2009, Buribayev was named the next Principal Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, effective as of September 2010, with an initial contract of 3 years.[4] On July 18, 2012 the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra announced that Buribayev had agreed to extend his contract for a further two years, which will take the relationship to the end of the 2015 season.[5]



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