Toktagan Aitzhan Yesenuly

Toktagan Aitzhan Yesenuly

Contact information:   87015557046


Academic activity: 2001. by the decision of the Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission awarded the academic title of professor in the specialty of art history.


Academic degree: Professor (HAC)


Education / qualification: State Institute of Arts named after Kurmangazy (1967-1972)


Field of activity: Scientific and pedagogical, creative.


Professional activity: (work experience, institution, position)

  • Teacher of the P. I. Tchaikovsky Almaty Music College (1972-1977)
  • Teaching at the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy (1977-2007)
  • Kazakh National University of Arts (since 2007)


Advanced training: Conducts master classes at advanced training courses in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Scientific works, publications:

  • “Compositions for Dombra” (1990)
  • “Anthology for Dombra” (1995)
  • ” Kui is mumbling of the Tengri” (1996)
  • “Kui keruen” (1997, together with Gulperizat Eleusizkyzy)
  • “Kui kasterli auez” (1998, together with Gulperizat Eleusizkyzy)
  • “62 Akzhelens of Atyrau” (2000)
  • Balmaganbetov “Saz jeweler Kazangap” (Authors A. Toktan, M. Abugazy)
  • Haresov “Murat Uskenbayev’s kuys” (1995 under the editorship of Aitzhan Toktagan)
  • “Kurmangazy” (2005 with 3 CDs, co-authored with Murat Abugazy)
  • “Tattimbet and Arka kuys” 2005. (with Murat Abugazy)
  • “Karatau shertpesi” (2006, together with Ultarakhova, M. Abugazy)
  • Electronic book “Sixty-two Akzhelen” with CD (2010)
  • Head of the Editorial Board and the working group of the anthology “1000 traditional Kazakh kuys” (2010)
  • Kuishi Dina from the CD “Tartu-Salemdeme” (2011, together with Aytolkyn Toktagan)
  • Seitek “Zaman-ai” (2018, together with Aitalyn Toktagan)



  • 1998 “Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan”
  • Professor of the Kazakh National Conservatory named afterKurmangazy and Kazakh National University of Arts, Honorary employee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Twice received a “Letter of Thanks” from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • 2011 awarded the jubilee medal of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan “20 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”

Toktagan Aitzhan Yesenuly’s students successfully work throughout the Republic, in various spheres of Kazakh musical culture.


Laureate: Nurzhauov J., Orazaev T., Abugazy M., Nukeev M., Myktybaev B. Nurbayeva D., Ashirov N., Zhudebaev A., Baymurzin R., etc.


Additionally: (more about your work)

A lot of kuys performed by A. Toktagan were written on Kazakh radio in 1989. a TV movie was shot (directed by Son I Son).