By the end of 1998 Mr. N.Raimov initiated founding a school at the Culture House named after R.M.Glier in the Chilonzor district, Tashkent city, on teaching the young people of Uzbekistan to the karnay playing skills – the ancient art and pushing its development. People who were eager to learn playing karnay were invited to this school and the first students of this school consisted of five boys, who were about 12-15 years old and by now the number of students comes to up 34.
The Tashkent group has a rich repertoire which includes such Uzbek melodies as Chuli Iroq, Karnay Girboni, Mushkuloti Dugoh, Bahor taronasi, Bayram Taronasi, Karnay Na’rasi, Tashkent Taronasi, Istiqlol Taronasi etc.
The Tashkent group has represented the Uzbek national art in a number of foreign and the CIS countries and as a result it has deserved recognition.
In September 2001, The Tashkent group took part in a festival in Antalia, Turkey, where it performed the beauty and grace of this Uzbek national art.
In May, 2003, The Tashkent and Abbas groups performed a joint concert with Petter Wiegold and the London Sinfonietta orchestra headed by John Wallace at the Queen Elisabeth Hall.
In 2005, on the eve of the 14th anniversary of the Uzbekistan’s Independence Day, a Karnay Na’rasi (A Thundering Noise of Karnay) festival of young musicians and first Tashkent city-level contest on karnay playing art were held. Students of the school founded by the Tashkent Group were among the contestants and were awarded prizes.
Date: 2012-07-10 | Hits: 1135