24 May 1994 (age 26)
Aqtöbe oblysy, Kazakhstan
Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Kazakh: Дінмұхаммед Қанатұлы Құдайберген), born May 24, 1994 in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, known as Dimash Kudaibergen (Димаш Құдайберген; sometimes transcribed in English as Dimash Qudaibergen), is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His parents Kanat Kudaibergenuly Aitbayev (Kazakh: Қанат Құдайбергенұлы Айтбаев) and Svetlana Aitbayeva (Kazakh: Светлана Айтбаева) are well-known and honored singers of Kazakhstan. Kudaibergen began performing at a young age, singing and playing the piano at various venues and contests throughout his childhood. He gained significant popularity in Kazakhstan and in post-Soviet countries in 2015, upon becoming the Grand Prix winner of Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus. In 2015 and 2016 Kudaibergen performed in various European and Asian countries, and in 2016 he toured Kazakhstan, naming his tour Unforgettable Day, after his own song by the same name. In 2016 he received the award for "Pop Artist" at the People’s Favorite award ceremony in Kazakhstan.
Kudaibergen is known for his wide vocal range, encompassing 6 octaves and 1 note. His range reaches the bottom notes of the baritone register, all the way through to the highest soprano notes, and on to the whistle register. His lowest recorded note is A2, and his highest note recorded is D8. Although trained in classical singing and being invited to work at Astana Opera, Kudaibergen decided to carve out a career in contemporary music, incorporating classical elements and traditional Kazakh music with pop music. Kudaibergen is also known for singing live (without lip-synching), and for singing in multiple languages. To date, he has sung in Kazakh, Russian, English, Mandarin, French, Turkish, Ukrainian, Serbian, German and Italian. He speaks Kazakh and Russian, and studies English and Mandarin. Kudaibergen has named Michael Jackson, Ermek Serkebaev, Celine Dion, Lara Fabian, and Luciano Pavarotti as musical influences. He has stated on numerous occasions that as a singer he aims to present Kazakhstan to the world.
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