Jamilia Jazylbekova (b. 22 March 1971, Kaskelen) is a Kazakh composer, now resident in Germany, of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Asia, Europe and North America.
Ms. Jazylbekova studied piano and transverse flute at the P. I. Tchaikovsky College of Music in Almaty from 1980–89. She studied composition with Nikolai Sidelnikov and Vladimir Tarnopolski at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow from 1990–95 and analysis with Günter Steinke, composition with Younghi Pagh-Paan and voice with Maria Kowollik at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen from 1995–2002, on a scholarship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.
Among her honours are Second Prize in a competition for chamber music in Almaty (1987, for Quartett; First Prize was not awarded), an honourable mention in the competition Jiger in Almaty (1988, for Tolgau – Reflection), an honourable mention in the competition of the Internationale Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Amsterdam (1998, for Uschar), the Franz-Liszt-Kompositionspreis from the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar (2000), the Kompositionsstipendium from the senate of Berlin (2000), and Zweiter Preis in the competition of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flöte in Frankfurt am Main (2001, for NYR; Erster Preis was not awarded).
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