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Roza RYMBAEVA
   Kazakhstan

People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR, professor, singer, actress, pedagogue

People’s Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Honored Arts Worker of Kyrgyzstan, Honored Artist of Kyrgyzstan

Roza Rymbaeva was born in Semipalatinsk on 28 October 1957, into a family of railway workers.

In 1973, after completing eight years of school studies, she was admitted to a music school.

In 1975, the singer won the regional song contest and was invited to join the youth ensemble “Gulder“(“Flowers”).

In 1977, she became the Grand Prix winner of the All-Union TV contest “Through Life with Song”, the Grand Prix winner of the International Song Festival “Golden Orpheus” (Bulgaria), and a special prize winner of the International Festival in Sopot (Poland).

In 1979, Roza Rymbaeva was awarded the title of the Honored Artist of Kazakhstan. She joined the vocal and instrumental ensemble “Arai” (“Miracle of dawn”, headed by Taskyn Okapov) as a soloist. The ensemble won the International Festival “Golden Microphone” (Turkey).

The singer is a two-time winner of the Lenin Komsomol Prize (1976, 1981).

In 1983, she was awarded the Grand Prix of the International Competition “Gala” (Cuba).

In the 1980s, Rymbaeva worked much in the movies. The script of the joint Kazakh-Czechoslovak musical film “Goodbye, Medeu”, where Roza played two characters, was written specifically for her. In the musical TV movie “Hello, Friend!” she starred together with the Bulgarian singer Orlin Goranov.

In 1984, she graduated as “actor of musical comedy” from the Kazakh Theatre and Arts Institute (now the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after T.K. Zhurgenov).

In the 1990s, her creativity was closely connected with the Festival of Popular Songs “Asia Dauysy” (“The Voice Of Asia”, Kazakhstan).

In 1995, Rymbaeva began teaching at the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after T.K. Zhurgenov.

In 2005, the Star of Roza Rymbaeva was opened on the Square of Pop Stars in Moscow (Russia).

In 2008, the singer carried the torch of the Olympic Games in Beijing (China).

In 2011, she sang the anthem and carried the torch of VII Asian Winter Games (Kazakhstan).

She was many times invited to perform in Minsk in format of the Days of Culture of Kazakhstan in Belarus.

In 2017, Rymbaeva celebrated her anniversary with a concert program in Astana.

Her repertoire includes over 300 songs.

Her 18 solo albums were released in the USSR, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Kazakhstan.

The singer was frequently on tour in Europe, Asia and North America.

She was awarded the Orders of “Friendship of Peoples”(1991),”Parasat“ (2000),”Kurmet” (2000),”Star of Creation” (2004), “Dostyk” (2016).

She received the “Tarlan” national prize (2002) and the State Prize of Kazakhstan (2004).

Roza Rymbaeva is an Honorary Citizen of Astana (2016).

She was invited to take part in “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” many times, performed in concerts, worked in the jury of the International Pop Song Contest “Vitebsk”.

The Star of the People's Artist of Kazakhstan Rosa Rymbaeva is to decorate the Square of Stars at the Summer Amphitheatre in Vitebsk in 2018. On 12 July, Rosa Rymbaeva will be given “Through Art – To Peace And Mutual Understanding” Special Award of the President of Belarus at the Opening Ceremony of the XXVII International Festival of Arts on the stage of the Summer Amphitheatre.