The whole team of the Executive Board of the ICTM , ASTANA, KAZAKSHTAN, 14 juillet 2015


All members of the Executive Board of the ICTM , July 14th 2015, Astana, KAZAKHSTAN


Tran Quang Hai & Saida


Larry & Tran Quang Hai


Razia & Anis


Xiao Mei & Razia


Kathy & Razia


Salwa & Svanibor


Razia, Salwa , Tran Quang Hai


Razia, Tran Quang Hai


Jean & Kathy


Stephen & Jonathan


Jean & Tran Quang Hai


Yoshi & Tran Quang Hai


Jonathan & Tran Quang Hai


Carlos & Tran Quang Hai


Xiao Mei & Tran Quang Hai




Xiao Mei, Kathy, Stephen, Aiman


Aiman, Svanibor


Yoshi, Tran quang Hai

The whole team of the Executive Board of the ICTM , ASTANA, KAZAKSHTAN, 14 juillet 2015

Day of the Capital to Celebrate Astana’s Growth : 6-7 July 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan

Day of the Capital to Celebrate Astana’s Growth



Amazing shows and cultural programmes await residents and guests of Astana during celebrations of the Day of the Capital prior to and on July 6.

ASTANA – On July 6, Astana will celebrate its 15th anniversary as Kazakhstan’s capital. The celebrations of the Day of the Capital are seen as a way to demonstrate the city’s growth from provincial city to 21st century regional hub.


Week-long celebrations are being devised to show Astana as both a comfortable, stable city for business as well as a spiritual and cultural centre for the region and the world. Astana city administration has implemented measures to improve the city ahead of the celebrations, which are focused on large-scale and affordable events intended to be within the reach of any citizen or visitor.

Planned concerts and performances are encouraged to promote Kazakh culture and ethnic features and emphasise the national spirit of the city.

The celebrations will include a festival of nomadic civilisations, the Astana Arkau festival of Turkic music, the Astana Tartu festival of traditional music and the Serper folk orchestra festival.

On July 6 and 7, a “city within a city” will be open at the Kazakh Eli monument, with a fair, amusement rides, restaurants, art exhibitions and concerts.

Performance artists and classical, jazz, traditional and pop performances can be seen on its open air stage.

The soon to be opened “Astana Opera” will feature a 3D display of holographic images of the construction of the city and its iconic structures.

Other events, including children’s concerts, sports and cooking displays and competitions, art shows, parades and sales will be scattered across the city. Overall, there will be up to 100 events packed within a week long celebration in early July. The celebrations will end with pop music performances and a fireworks display on July 6.



Celebrations of the Day of the Capital always include music performances, firework displays and a parade.

Astana will also welcome its first professional musical award, Astana Zhuldyzy, which will cover creative achievements of the last one and a half years, from January 2012 to May 2013. On July 5, the country’s musical elite will walk the red carpet at the Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall to take part in the new award ceremony.


“In recent years, the celebration of the city has become one of the most brilliant and anticipated festivals in our country. This year, we decided to organise the first professional music award, Astana Zhuldyzy. The award will celebrate and encourage the development of national musical culture, defining new, higher standards for the quality of our music industry,” head of the Culture Department of Astana city administration Bolat Mazhagulov said at a press conference about the new award.

He also noted the main difference between the Astana Zhuldyzy and other similar awards, emphasising the professional level of the experts who will determine the winners. A total of 100 experts have been selected from Kazakhstan’s music industry, including honoured artists, producers, composers, songwriters, and specialists in singing and fashion, as well as representatives of the media and the public.

“The experts have a lot of work to do: all the experts have to review and audition and identify three candidates for each nomination. After that, we collect the ballots, the counting commission analyses and we determine who is the best of the best,” Dinara Adam, main producer of the ADAM Media Group, said.

“Our capital this year marks its 15th year, so there will be 15 nominations of candidates selected from professional artists working now,” Adam said.



Please watch the following video, which was produced by the hosting institution and was premiered at the Closing Ceremony of the 42nd ICTM World Conference in Shanghai.

You are cordially invited to attend the 43rd ICTM World Conference which will be held between 16 and 22 July 2015 at the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The ICTM World Conference is the leading international venue for the presentation of new research on music and dance. Many new initiatives emerge at World Conferences and, perhaps even more crucially, discussion at these meetings helps us shape our ongoing work. A successful World Conference—like that in Shanghai, China, in July of 2013—is a truly stimulating place to be.

Kazakhstan has become a well-integrated and successful affiliate of the European community, as reflected by the fact that Kazakhstan is the only Central-Asian state within the European Higher Education Area, and the first country to chair the Summit of the OSCE in 2010. The capital city, Astana, is a rapidly evolving administrative centre, annually hosting several politically and economically motivated global events. This is a perfect opportunity for the addition of a cultural influence such as that of ICTM.