Kazakh National University of Arts
Kazakh National University of Arts was established on the basis of the Kazakh National Academy of Music, which was opened in 1998 in Astana. In 2009 Kazakh National Academy of Music received a new status and was reorganized into the Kazakh National University of Arts. At the beginning, the Academy included 5 divisions and 22 departments that provided training in all musical disciplines. In 2002, Academy opened its doors for students to study Acting and Directing, and, in 2003 – to students in Fine Arts. In 2007, the organ and harp classes opened at the Academy. In 2010-2011, the University’s list of disciplines has been expanded, and included new creative subjects such as: Culture, Art, Choreography, Painting, Sculpture, Directing (fiction and documentary films), Cinematography, Scenography (fashion design, make-up).
The University is known internationally by the Eurasian Student Orchestra, which performed in Vienna (Musikverein, Golden Saal), Prague (Smetana Hall), Budapest (Liszt Hall), Rome (Santa-Cecilia), Paris (Gaveau), Moscow (Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory).