Abdilas Maldibayevich Maldibayev

June 24 (July 7), 1906 Kara-Bulak - June 1, 1978, Frunze(Bischkek)

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Maldibayev was born in Kara-Bula in 1906k. In 1929, Maldibayev graduated from the Kyrgyz Pedagogical College and was accepted into the troupe of the Kyrgyz studio. Then, Maldibayev studied at the Kazakh-Kyrgyz Institute of Education in the city of Alma-Ata.

Staritng in 1936, Maldibayev sang as a tenor at the Musical Dramatical Theater, that in 1942 became the State Academical Theater for Opera and Ballet. He sang the first Lensky in Kyrgyzstan. He also sang Kultschoro in Ai-Churek, his composition with Frere and Vlasov and Berkut (Adzal Orduna), Asker (Arshin mal alan).

During 1940-1, Maldibayev studied composition at the the Moscow Conservatory with Heinrich Litinski. The war interrupted his studies that he resumed during 1947-50 with Vladimir G. Fere.

From 1939 to 1966, Maldibayev was President of the Kyrgyzstani Composers Association.

In 1936, Maldibayev composed with Vladimir Fere (1902-1971) and Vladimir Vlasov (1903-1986) the first Kyrgyzstan Opera Ai-Churek (April 12, 1939 in Frunse. In 1946, Maldibayev composed the national Hymn of Kyrgyzstan.

Maldibayev died in 1978 in Frunze now Bischkek.
Reference: Sigrid Neef Handbuch der russischen und sowjetischen Oper, Henschelverlag, Berlin 1988
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I wish to thank Vladimir Efimenko for the preparation of the biographical notes and pictures.
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