20-year-old conductor wins Turkmenistan Youth Prize

20-year-old conductor wins Turkmenistan Youth Prize

Talented and bright representatives of the Turkmen youth were awarded the state prize. As previously reported on the “Turkmenportal” website, the award ceremony took place on November 16 this year. 62 representatives of the country's younger generation were awarded the honorary award.

One of them was Dovletmammet Okdirov, a 4th year student at the Maya Kuliyeva Turkmen National Conservatory, majoring in orchestral conducting, who won musical victories and awards in 2021.

This year, the young musician became the winner of the "Türkmeniň Altyn asyry" competition, announced by the President of Turkmenistan, and also won the Youth Prize. These awards are a clear testament to the creative talent of the 20-year-old conductor.

Dovletmammet walked towards his dream step by step - from childhood he began to study music and take singing lessons from the People's Artist of Turkmenistan Roza Toraeva. He took part in school concerts and creative competitions, and then continued his studies at the music school at the Maya Kuliyeva Turkmen National Conservatory. His choice was the blown oboe instrument, which he was taught by the Honored Artist of Turkmenistan Yolaman Saryev.

In the final grade, on the advice of his mentor E. Saryev, a young musician with the same enthusiastic and talented classmates, creates a chamber orchestra "Ylham". So the children began their concert life - performances are held on school stages and other music venues.

To achieve his goal, Dovletmammet entered the Maya Kuliyeva Turkmen National Conservatory for the specialty of orchestral conducting and studied with the teacher Nura Muhiev, as well as with the People's Artists of Turkmenistan Ashir Hojatov and Gurban Babayev.

Dovletmammet made his debut as a conductor with a chamber orchestra in the opera "Nejep oglan", the production of which was dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Workers of Culture, Art and Poetry of Magtymguly Fraghi in Turkmenistan. A year later, he conducted the opera Gul-Bilbil.

The talent of the young conductor, one might say, was passed on with his mother's milk - he was born into a creative family, which includes actors, painters, composers, singers and musicians. And it is these family origins of his, together with his hard work and perseverance, will help Dovletmammed win the love and respect of the public, delighting fans of the chamber orchestra with the performance of music by domestic and foreign composers.

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