|Occupation:||World Music Singer|
|Birth Day:||May 24, 1994|
|Birth Place:||Aktobe, Kazakhstan|
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At two years old, he made his stage debut in a bit part. By five he would begin taking piano and vocal lessons.
Dinmukhamed ("Dimash") Kanatuly Kudaibergen was born on 24 May 1994 in Aktobe, to Kanat Kudaibergenuly Aitbayev (Kazakh: Қанат Құдайбергенұлы Айтбаев) and Svetlana Aitbayeva (Kazakh: Светлана Айтбаева). His father Kanat Aitbayev previously led the regional Cultural Development Board of Aktobe. His mother Svetlana Aitbayeva is a soprano singer at the Aktobe Philharmonic Society, a Member of the Standing Committee on Social and Cultural Development (Deputy of Maslihat of Aktobe region) and Artistic Director of the children's studio Saz in the Aktobe region.
Kudaibergen began performing at a young age, singing and playing the piano. His first appearance on stage was at the age of two in a minor role in a local theatre production. At home Kudaibergen took an interest in musical instruments, and his parents and his music teacher noticed that he had absolute pitch. At the age of five, he began to take piano and vocal lessons at the children's studio of the local music college. Kudaibergen first sang on stage the same year, at the age of five. At the age of six, in 2000, he won the national piano contest Aynalayin.
At the age of five, Kudaibergen began to take piano and vocal lessons at the children's studio of Aktobe's Akhmet Zhubanov Music College. He later attended Gymnasium No. 32 in Aktobe. Kudaibergen completed a Broadway Musical master class in 2009. In 2014 he graduated in Classical Music with Major in Vocal (Bel Canto) from the music institute of K. Zhubanov University in Aktobe. He began his studies in Contemporary Music (Jazz, Pop) at Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana, where he graduated with Major in Vocal on 27 June 2018. On 18 June 2020, he graduated from the same university with a Master's Degree in Composition by defending his Master's thesis with a perfect score, and receiving a recommendation for admission to doctoral studies in music.
From 2010 to 2013 Kudaibergen participated in and won four major singing competitions, in Kazakhstan (Sonorous Voices of Baikonur, 2010, and Zhas Kanat, 2012), Ukraine (Oriental Bazaar, 2012), and Kyrgyzstan (Meikin Asia, 2013).
With winning the prestigious National Zhas Kanat Contest in 2012, Kudaibergen gained for the first time wide attention from the Kazakh national media. He won the three-day vocal competition with a full jury score of 180 out of 180 points; the first time in the history of the contest. That same year he released his first self-composed work "Körkemim" (Kazakh: Көркемім). In 2013 he was invited to perform as a guest singer at the Türkçevizyon Gala Night in Denizli, Turkey. Kudaibergen continued to perform in public.
In December 2014, Kudaibergen was awarded a laureate of the State Youth Prize Daryn.
Following his graduation, Kudaibergen performed in various European and Asian countries. In 2015, he was invited to participate at the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus, an annual international contest for prominent singers, after one of the organizers had seen him perform live in Kazakhstan. Kudaibergen went on to win the Grand Prix on 13 July 2015, with a score of 175 points out of 180. During the three days of the contest, he was the clear favorite of both the jury and audience. With his original renditions of the Kazakh folk song "Daididau", the Russian singer Alla Pugacheva's "Blizzard Again" (Russian: Опять Метель) and the French singer Daniel Balavoine’s "SOS d'un terrien en détresse", he gained wide recognition from the jury and international media. Chairman of the jury, Polad Bülbüloğlu, stated that Kudaibergen possessed three voices in one: a low and medium voice, and altino, a rare voice, and that he used all of them professionally.
Kudaibergen released his second own composition "Unforgettable Day" in August 2015. In October 2015, Kudaibergen was selected to represent Kazakhstan at the 2015 ABU TV Song Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. Kudaibergen performed "Daididau", receiving a standing ovation. In November, Kudaibergen performed at the closing ceremony of Mary – Culture and Arts Capital of the Turkic World festival, in Turkmenistan.
In July, Kudaibergen's new song "Ocean over Time" (Chinese: 时光·沧海) was released in China as the theme song for the game Moonlight Blade, that later won a Hollywood Music in Media Award. In the same month he sang at the Closing Ceremony of Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus, where his international career had started in 2015; and performed several songs for the audience of the 2017 Eurasia International Film Festival and its honorary guests Nicolas Cage and Adrien Brody.
In 2015, Dimash Kudaibergen gave a charitable concert, named "From Heart to Heart", in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, to provide essential medical treatment for a 5-year-old girl. He was joined by the Kazakh pop singer Dosymzhan Tanatarov for the event.
Kudaibergen released his self-titled debut extended play (EP) on 1 January 2016. He appeared on various TV shows singing "My Swan" (Kazakh: Аққуым) in a duet with Mayra Muhammad-kyzy. In February 2016, his rendition of "Daididau" was selected by the European Broadcasting Union to represent Kazakhstan in their "Around the World in 80 Minutes of Music" program dedicated to the World Radio Day 2016 that was played by radio stations around the world. In March Kudaibergen sang with his parents at the Women's Day concert in Astana, and took part in the "All Stars for My Beloved" concert dedicated to International Women's Day at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. In March and April, he went on tour with the Kazakh University of Arts Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, Austria; Maribor, Slovenia; and Belgrade, Serbia, performing "SOS d'un terrien en détresse" and "Daididau".
In July 2016, he was invited to perform at the Slavic Bazaar opening ceremony in Belarus, where he sang a duet with Nagima Eskalieva, and was also honored to raise the flag of the festival. In 2016 Kudaibergen also served as a judge at Bala Dausy 2016 (Voice of Children 2016),
Other performance highlights of Kudaibergen in 2016 included his guest performance at the annual Zhas Kanat Contest; and his performances of "Diva Dance" at an Astana Day Concert that was attended by the President of Kazakhstan; of the rap song "I Am Kazakh" (with Yerbolat and Alashuly) at Almaty's 1000th Birthday Gala Concert; at a UNESCO event in Paris, France; his performance at the Turkic Culture Festival in Seoul, South Korea, performing for the presidents of South Korea, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan; and he represented Kazakhstan, alongside baritone Sundet Baigozhin, as a guest singer at the Big Opera 2016 TV competition in Russia.
In November 2016, the director of Astana Opera State Theatre, Toleubek Alpiyev, invited Kudaibergen to work as an opera singer, stating that his voice would be "ideal for baroque opera", but he decided to pursue a career in contemporary music.
In early 2016 he joined the Kazakh "Do Good" campaign that provides help for people with disabilities, illnesses and in financial need.
In 2016, he also gave a benefit performance at the "100 Grandmas and Grandpas" Charity Evening of the "Zaman Are We" Project in Astana, Kazakhstan. The elderly of the regional retirement homes were invited as honorary guests and the funds of the event were used for social, economic and medical help for elderly residents.
In early 2017, Kudaibergen appeared in the fifth season of Hunan Television's I Am a Singer under the recommendation of director Hong Tao, and signed a contract with Black Gold Talent in Beijing. At 22, he was the youngest participant in the history of the show, and competed against professional and top-selling Chinese singers as a ‘wildcard’ competitor. Kudaibergen's mother later said that he hoped to reach at least the middle stage of the competition.
Following Singer 2017, Kudaibergen appeared and performed on numerous TV shows and public events in China, Kazakhstan and France.
On 27 June 2017 he held his first large-scale solo concert Bastau ("Beginning") in Astana, Kazakhstan. Most of the three-hour concert was accompanied by a live orchestra; guest singers included Terry Lin, Loreen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Marat Aitimov; and Kudaibergen performed duets with Maira Mukhamedkyzy, Kristina Orbakaitė and with his parents, Svetlana Aitbayeva and Kanat Aitbayev. Along with popular pieces from Singer 2017 and pre-Singer, he also debuted his new songs "My Star" (Kazakh: Жұлдызым), "Without You" (Kazakh: Кім екен), "Last Word" (Kazakh: Сөз соңы), and "Leyla" (Kazakh: Лейла). Bastau was well-received and sold out to a crowd of around 30,000 people.
In 2017 the Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten, who was an Olympic medalist and friend of Kudaibergen, began using his rendition of "SOS d'un terrien en détresse" for his skating programs.
In 2018, Kudaibergen continued having numerous performances in China. To highlight a few; He performed "Flight of the Bumblebee" and "Auld Lang Syne" (in Mandarin), accompanied by pianists Wu Muye and Maksim Mrvica, at the CCTV Spring Festival Gala; "Jasmine" in a duet with the Grammy-winner Wu Tong at the Chinese New Year Gala; a rendition of Lionel Richie's "Hello" as a guest performer at Singer 2018; and "Daididau", accompanied by an orchestra, at the One Belt One Road Gala. He was invited as guest and performer at the "Choose Big Star" variety show; performed "You and Me" in a duet with Wáng Lì at the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival, and premiered his first English single "Screaming" at the "Idol Hits" show. In December he performed his own composition "Unforgettable Day" at the Miss World 2018 Final, and Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On” at the Hainan International Film Festival.
He held three solo concerts in 2018; two "D-Dynasty" concerts in Fuzhou, and Shenzhen; and a solo concert in London, within the scope of the "Kazakhstan Day of Culture".
In November 2018 his collaboration with the renowned Russian composer Igor Krutoy started with their first single "Love of Tired Swans" (Russian: "Любовь уставших лебедей", "Lyubov' ustavshikh lebedey"). Many performances in Russia followed and in December, at the annual "Pesnya Goda" Gala in Moscow, "Love of Tired Swans" was awarded one of the best songs of 2018.
On 19 November 2018, Kudaibergen gave a solo concert in London, UK, during the Great Britain's Days of Kazakhstan Culture. All proceeds went to promote young talent from Kazakhstan and sponsor youth’ participation in prestigious international contests.
In early 2019, Kudaibergen participated in the CBS talent competition The World's Best, in which he was presented to the US audience as the "Six Octave Man" and "man with the world's widest vocal range". He performed "SOS d'un terrien en détresse" in the audition round and "All by Myself" in the battle round. Despite being listed as front-runner, Kudaibergen withdrew from the competition after his performance of "Adagio" in the champions round (semi-final), citing that he wished to leave the opportunity to younger performers (the other two contestants of this round were the 13-year-old Indian pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram and the 12-year-old Kazakh singer Daneliya Tuleshova).
On 13 June 2019, he released his first album, iD, in China. It reached platinum status within 37 seconds after release, and triple-platinum within the first hour.
He held his second large-scale solo concert, Arnau, in the Astana Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on 29 June 2019, and the sell-out performance attracted 40.000 people from 64 countries.
In 2019, the collaboration with Igor Krutoy continued with the songs "Mademoiselle Hyde", "Love is Like a Dream" (Russian: Любовь, похожая на сон), "Know" (Russian: Знай), "Olimpico" (also known as "Ogni Pietra"), "Where Love Lives" (Russian: Там, где живет любовь), "Passione", "Ulisse" (duet with Aida Garifullina) and "Ti Amo Così" (with Aida Garifullina and Lara Fabian), "Love of Tired Swans" (Russian: Любовь уставших лебедей) . In October and November, he joined Krutoy as a guest performer on the Igor Krutoy Anniversary Tour, performing in New York City, Dubai, Minsk, and Düsseldorf.
On 5 December 2019, Kudaibergen was awarded "Best Vocalist in Classical Music" and won a Special Prize for "Discovery of the Year" at the Russian National Music Awards "Victoria" that are considered the Russian equivalent to the Grammy Awards.
Kudaibergen gave his first solo concert in the USA on 10 December 2019. The show was titled Arnau Envoy and took place at the Barclays Center in New York. The venue was sold out with 19,000 spectators from 63 countries.
Among Kudaibergen's 2019 performances in Russia were his guest performances at the New Wave in Sochi, his headlining performance at the closing ceremony of the WorldSkills championships in Kazan, and the Igor Krutoy Anniversary Gala on Ice in Moscow.
In early 2020, he appeared on two movie soundtracks, singing Hāi pí yíxià (Chinese: 嗨皮一下) for Vanguard and Across Endless Dimensions, theme song of Creators: The Past.
Dimash's parents, Kanat and Svetlana Aitbayeva, are both well known artists of culture in the Kazakhstan Republic. Dimash has a sister named Raushan and a brother named Mansur.
Currently, Dimash Kudaibergen is 28 years, 9 months and 24 days old. Dimash Kudaibergen will celebrate 29th birthday on a Wednesday 24th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Dimash Kudaibergen upcoming birthday.
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