Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce in the USA


Кazakhstan – U.S. Investment Forum 2010 0

Posted on July 27, 2010 by Sergey Sek

The Embassy of Kazakhstan will be hosting the third annual Kazakhstan – U.S. Investment Forum 2010
on November 8-9 in New York.
The forum, an official Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan event in partnership with Newsdesk Media Inc, is entitled: ‘Program of Accelerated Industrial-Innovative Development of Kazakhstan’.
This year’s event will highlight the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s initiatives to increase the productivity
and competitiveness of the economy in order to provide sustainable and balanced development. Following a teleconference address by H.E. Karim Massimov, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, the forum’s agenda will provide in-depth analysis across the designated sectors of Agriculture, Construction and Metallurgy, Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals, Machinery, Transport and Telecommunications, Energy, and the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry.
A high-level delegation from Kazakhstan led by H.E. Asset Issekeshev, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies, will participate along with H. E. Richard Hoagland, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan. The forum will also host the formal launch of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce representative office in the United States.
For further information, please visit: www.kazakhinvest.com

Join us for a Webinar on June 10 “Kazakhstan and the Customs Union with Russia and Belarus” 0

Posted on May 24, 2010 by Sergey Sek

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/505667832

What will the new customs union bring for business in Kazakhstan?

There have been a number of grand political pronouncements in the region regarding the new customs union between Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus, but what will it mean on a day-to-day level for business in Kazakhstan and the region in general? What are the practical consequences of the customs union and how will they affect companies operating in or exporting to Kazakhstan?

Join us for this unique event organized by AmLaw Group and Grata Law Firm with the support of the Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce in New York for up-to-date information on the transition to the new customs union and the regulatory impact it will have on your business in the region.

Title: Kazakhstan and the Customs Union with Russia and Belarus: New Challenges or Opportunities?

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Traditional and Classical Music of Kazakhstan 0

Posted on May 01, 2010 by KazCham

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
March 27, 2010

An important concert at Weill Recital Hall fascinatingly revealed some history and updates of Kazakhstan’s instruments, composers and current musicians. And the chronology was presented handsomely, with exploration of the traditional qobyz instrument and Kazakhstan folk music. Aizhan Toleubaeva was the impressionable soloist in traditional dress. The qobyz produces many rich overtones, and it resonated beautifully in the hall. She also played it very musically, holding the instrument like a cello and gently caressing her bow against its strings. Then talented pianist Alia Alhan, who is also the director of the Cultural Center of Kazakhstan in New York, proceeded to play Four Preludes by Kazhgaliev, which had some Ravelian influences, and Kyui by Andosov, a work with many open 4ths and 5ths and reminiscent of Borodin’s music. Alhan played the works with lovely shades of color and pedaling, and she was extremely musical at transitions, with subtle, tasteful rubato.

The world premiere of the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Almas Serkebayev could not have been more successful. The piece is extremely well-written for both instruments, is consistently engaging, and the performances by violinist Raushan Akhmedyarova and pianist Temirzhan Yerzhanov were high-energy and high-accuracy. They blended together flawlessly, with both technical and tonal polish. The work itself has two intense and exciting outer movements with a haunting Lento—reminiscent of Shostakovich—in its middle. I particularly enjoyed the always-fascinating bass lines; the snazzy, syncopated waltz-like sections (also sometimes drawing Shostakovich to mind); and the biting harmonies, which were quite original.

The program concluded with Yerzhanov performing Schumann’s Carnival, Opus 9. A graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the winner of the 1993 Schumann Piano Competition, Yerzhanov moved to the States in 2002. Some of the many pieces like Preambule and Aveu were lacking the requisite grandeur or just felt too hurried. But other pieces like Eusebius and Chopin contained just the right amount of delicate, lovely rubato. Marche des Davidsbundler Contre des Philistins occasionally featured an appealing majesty, and the work concluded with a fierce drive and a sheer display of virtuoso technique.

-Anthony Aibel for New York Concert Review; New York, NY

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