Alan Buribayev

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Alan Buribayev
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Alan Buribayev
Background information
Birth name Alan Buribaev
Born (1979-05-30) 30 May 1979 (age 39)
Origin Kazakhstani
Genres Classical Music
Occupation(s) Conductor

Alan Buribayev (Kazakh: Алан Бөрібаев, surname also spelled Buribaev in English) (born 30 May 1979) is a Kazakh orchestral conductor.


The son of a cellist/conductor father and a pianist mother, he studied violin and conducting at the Kazakh National Conservatory in Almaty. He was later a conducting student of Uros Lajovic in Vienna. Buribayev won prizes in the International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić in Zagreb and in the Antonio Pedrotti Competition in 2001.

Buribayev began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the Astana Symphony Orchestra, Kazakhstan, in March 2003, and had concluded his tenure by 2007. From 2004 to 2007, Buribayev was "Generalmusikdirektor" of the Meiningen Theatre, Germany. He became Principal Conductor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra in the 2007–2008 season, with an initial contract through 2010.[1] He became chief conductor of Het Brabants Orkest in the Netherlands with the 2008–2009 season.

From 2010 to 2016, he was Principal Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, Ireland. Today he is Chief Conductor of the Astana Opera House and Principal Guest Conductor of the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra in Osaka.[2]


  1. ^ Pauli Olavi Kuivanen (2006-01-02). "Alans kunskaper är enastående". Norrköping Tidningar. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^, accessed 16 February 2018.

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Preceded by
Lü Jia
Principal Conductor, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
Succeeded by
Michael Francis
Preceded by
Marc Soustrot
Chief Conductor, Het Brabants Orkest
Succeeded by
Orchestra merged with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra
Preceded by
Gerhard Markson
Principal Conductor, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Succeeded by