The high award was conferred upon Kazakhstan’s People Performer Aiman Musakhodzhaeva for “the great contribution to the development of world music arts, active artistic activities based on common human values of spirituality, peace and accord”.
“I am thankful to the President for the high appreciation of my work and for the possibility to establish the Kazakh National Academy of Music. I think this premium was granted not only personally to me, but to the whole faculty of the academy. All together, we moved to the new capital city of Kazakhstan and worked on establishing the academy that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. We devoted the festival “Astana Academy Classic” to this date, which involved performers from around the globe. Today, we will give our concert in the Peace and Accord Palace,” Aiman Musakhodzhaeva said at a press briefing.
The State Premium of Peace and Progress of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is awarded for active work aimed at strengthening peace and friendship, mutual trust between nations, equality and fair safety in interstate relations; for significant contribution to the solidification of public and international accord and strengthening the unity of the multinational people of Kazakhstan; for deep literature masterpieces forming respect to the culture and historical traditions of the nations of Kazakhstan.
All persons awarded the State Premium simultaneously receive the degree of “Laureate of State Premium of Peace and Progress of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, diploma, breast sign, certification document and money remuneration.