For Your Consideration
For Your Consideration

Liebermann: Violin Concerto, Op. 74;
Chamber Concertos 1 & 2; Air

Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra
Tigran Shiganyan, conductor
From Astana Opera & Concert Hall Qazaqstan to
Carnegie Hall in New York

For the first time in history, Kazakh artists have recorded the music of an American composer to great critical acclaim. One critic writes, 'Ms. Mussakhajayeva proves herself to be the ideal interpreter of Lowell Lieberman's uncompromisingly bold and impressively varied music.'

This is a testament to the idea that musical language knows no boundaries and possesses the power to bring peoples and nations together. 'In an era where diplomacy extends far beyond political negotiations and treaties, the harmonious strains of music have emerged as a potent force for fostering understanding, unity, and peace across the globe,' writes Jack Teodor from the New York Weekly.

This album celebrates diversity and mutual understanding through the universal language of music. It's the first album to commemorate the PEACE through Music Diplomacy Act, a significant legislative milestone. This act recognizes the extraordinary capacity of music to transcend borders, languages, and differences and was signed into law by President Biden. It underscores the importance of using music as a medium to bridge cultures and foster peaceful relations between nations.
UNESCO Artist for Peace
AIMAN MUSSAKHAJAYEVA is a preeminent Kazakh violinist and a prominent public figure who currently serves as the Rector and Founder of the Kazakh National University of Arts, as well as the Artistic Director of the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra.

Throughout her career, she has received numerous prestigious awards and titles, and has collaborated with many renowned musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Mischa Maisky, Bruno Canino, Viktor Tretyakov, Eduard Grach, Pavel Gililov, Vladimir Spivakov, Christian Schulz, David Geringas, and Gudni Emilsson. She has also released numerous CDs, including two CDs on Deutsche Grammophon with pianist Pavel Gililov and the Wiener Symphoniker.

She has performed with many leading symphony and chamber orchestras, including the Wiener Symphoniker, Royal Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonico di Roma, the National Symphony Orchestra of Russia, and the European Symphony Orchestra, among others. She has worked with many esteemed conductors, including Andreas Delfs, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mikhail Pletnev, Pavel Kogan, Vladimir Spivakov, Saulius Sondetskis, Mikhail Yurovsky, and Fuat Mansurov.

On May 19, 2023 Global Music Partnership and Blue Griffin Records releases an album featuring the world premiere recording of Lowell Liebermann's violin concerto with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra.
Grammy-nominated composer
At once unabashedly romantic and modern, American composer Lowell Liebermann is internationally recognized as an artist of uncommon profundity and popularity. Time Magazine proclaimed: "Now brazen and glittering, now radiantly visionary…the work of a composer unafraid of grand gestures and openhearted lyricism."

Mr. Liebermann has written more than one hundred forty works in all genres, several of which have gone on to become standard repertoire for their instruments. He has composed four symphonies, a Concerto for Orchestra, three piano concertos, and concertos for many other instruments. His works have been premiered by major orchestras, including the Dallas Symphony, the National Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic. His Sonata for Flute and Piano and Gargoyles for piano are among the most popular contemporary works for their instruments, regularly included in recital and competition programs. His full-length ballet Frankenstein, co-commissioned by London's Royal Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet, has been released on Blu-Ray and DVD. Mr. Liebermann has written two full-length operas, both enthusiastically received at their premieres: The Picture of Dorian Gray, the first American opera commissioned by and premiered in 1995 by l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, and Miss Lonelyhearts, after the novel by Nathanael West, for the Juilliard School's 100th anniversary in 2005.

Aiman Mussakhajayeva/violin soloist
Lowell Liebermann/composer, pianist
Tigran Shiganyan/conductor
Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra
Sergei Kvitko/producer
Blue Griffin Record
Ilya Krukov/audio engineer
Vladimir Dyo/executive producer
Eleonora Machado/designer
Evgeniya Volkova/photographer