Kazakhstan’s Marat Bisengaliev records album with London Symphony Orchestra
July 02. Tengrinews
Writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina
World-famous Kazakh violinist Marat Bisengaliev has recorded a music album with the renowned London Symphony Orchestra. Inception, as the new album is called, includes neoclassical works of Kazakh composer Yerkesh Shakeyev. The album features 11 pieces for grand symphony orchestra and solo violin, Tengrinews reports.
The recording started on May 12 in the famous AIR studios and has already been completed. But the post-production will take from two months to one year. They expect the album to be released in late 2015.
English producer Alexander Van Ingen is the sound producer for Inception. The orchestrations were made by well-known musicians from the UK, Canada and Italy.
Yerkesh Shakeyev, 52, is well known in Kazakhstan as a songwriter, but he shared that he had long dreamt of making his music pieces available to the public. However, his attempts remained futile until his creative path crossed with Marat Bisengaliev.
“I suffered greatly in the past two years after the concerts in Almaty and Astana. I write every day, but my work does not find its way out into the world. I tried to find all sorts of ways in France, England, made many attempts. I even gave up on several occasions thinking that maybe it would not happen at all during my lifetime. Even my friend Guy Fletcher said “Yerkesh writes world-class music”, but it all remained just words. It turned out I needed to meet Marat Bisengaliev for the things to start moving,” Shakeev said.
Here is what Guy Fletcher, English composer and producer who wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and Joe Cocker said about Shakeyev’s music: “This is a fantastic technique and fantastic music, I immediately fell in love with it all!”
Marat Bisengaliev, 52, is a Kazakh violinist and conductor known around the world. The Times described him as a “brilliant violin soloist”, American Journal Fanfare designated him “a Latter-day Ysaye”, The New York Times said that “He has taken to heart a style of playing that was a hallmark of violin virtuosity early in the century, and is only now coming back into favour after several decades in the shadow of a more drily rational style”. He has won many awards and honorable mentions for his performances and discs.
Shakeyev and Bisengaliev are not planning to stop at just one album. They have already prepared several pieces for the second album and plan for a German symphony orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to be part of their joint project. Besides, they are planning a world tour to support the premier.