The Library of Elbassy, Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation, International Turkic Academy and Schoolchildren's Palace named after M. Utemisov with the support of the akimat of Nur-Sultan announce an international creative online contest "The Innermost Heart Strings ...", dedicated to Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The purpose of the competition is to support and stimulate the creative activity of young talents, increase their interest in musical and theoretical disciplines through the study and promotion of the musical heritage of the Kazakh people.

The competition is open to students and vocal groups (solos, duets, trios) of secondary schools (no more than two vocal groups from one educational organization) of two age groups: 12 to 14 and 15 to 17 years of age.

The competition is held in 4 nominations:

– "Babamnan qalǵan keń dala" (performance of the author's songs by N.Nazarbayev);

– "On the wave of the favorite songs of Elbassy" (performance of N.Nazarbayev's favorite songs);

– "Qasıettі dombyra" (performance of favorite songs of Elbassy or his author's works to the accompaniment of dombra);

– "The song remains with the person..." (popularization of the musical heritage of the Kazakh people and favorite songs of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Kazakh language).

Eligibility criteria:

The repertoire must correspond to the project's theme, the character and image of the performers must be well balanced (background, performance level (purity of intonation), sound quality, image aesthetics). The work is performed with a live voice. To participate, you must provide a video recording of the performance of the contest number in MP4 format with a duration of no more than 4 minutes.

The application must be signed and stamped by the head of the educational organization.

Applications for participation and competitive video materials are accepted from 8 to 19 October 2020 by e-mail: (duplicate by e-mail:

The results of the competition will be announced on December 1, 2020.

According to the results of the voting of the jury members, which includes famous singers, composers and teachers, are awarded:

– Grand Prix – Honorary diploma;

– 1st place – Honorary diploma;

– 2nd place – Honorary diploma;

– 3rd place – Honorary diploma.

Also, the winners of the contest in each of the categories are awarded valuable prizes.

Addresses and contact phone numbers of the organizers:

Nur-Sultan, A. Bokeikhan str. 1A, state institution "Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy", tel.: 8 (7172) 69 30 64; +7 702 230 91 66, e-mail: Coordinator: Zhakupova Sayagul Kurbanovna

Nur-Sultan, Schoolchildren's Palace named after M. Utemisov, A. Mambetova str. 1, tel .: 8 (7172) 32 49 28; +7 701 999 50 14, e-mail: Coordinator: Dzhaparova Almagul Borisovna.

All information about the Contest is posted on the organizer's websites:,,