A series of reporting concerts of children’s music schools help to reveal young talents. One of these persons of natural gifts is Kovus Byashimov. A guy from a small town, thanks to his talents and purposefulness, had a lucky ticket to a professional future.
Kovus began with a classical violin class as parents sent the boy to a music school, without ambitious intentions. But it so happened that he was seriously engaged in musical studies, and 7 years of study at the children’s music school flew by unnoticed. The next step is enrollment to a music school or conservatory, only thing is that Kovus has not yet received a certificate on graduation of a secondary school, and until he graduates from a school, the entering a music university is out of the question.
During a year, after school classes, the boy rehearsed on his favorite violin at home, and he had extra violin classes with teacher Elena Aulova. And if not for the teacher’s compassion, the young talent would be lost among the life paths. Seeing the boy’s talent and obsession with music, Elena Vladimirovna decided to help Kovus, so he ended up in Ashgabat and continued his education at the Special Music Boarding School under the National Conservatory of Turkmenistan named after Maya Kulieva.
The benefit of the conservatory is that general education subjetcs and musical practice come together. Students of the secondary musical boarding school receive not only a certificate on secondary education, but also a certificate on musical specialty. Studying at this school is more than prestigious; it is a kind of center of attraction for gifted children who literally “burn” with the desire to become musicians. Kovus Byashimov was accepted into the viola class, and he began to master the violin-related instrument.
However, it is worth to note that the alt is an independent instrument, and the technique of playing it differs from the violin. But the young man managed not only to quickly adapt, Kovus went much further. He tried himself as a composer, began to compose musical compositions, and then became so friendly with his peers that he assembled a small quartet.
And for the current May concert, the young man had been introduces as the conductor of the school string orchestra, which had grown into a small symphony. Wind and percussion instruments joined the string instruments. Peers, younger children, classmates and students of parallel classes are closely watching every wave of Kovus Byashimov’s conductor’s wand. While in the auditorium, the boy’s parents – mom and dad – with bated breath, are watching their son, and do not believe their eyes.
“We have an ordinary family with no musicians,” Maya Byashimova, the mother of the young man, says. “I once dreamed of becoming a pianist, and Kovus’s father wished to be a singer, it turns out that today the son embodies our dreams. We are very grateful to the teachers of all music schools who gave a start to life for our Kovus. These are the teacher of the regional music school Elena Aulova, and Harold Neymark, and the current teacher, Alla Kutlymuradova.
In every possible way supporting the young talent, Elena Aulova even has given her musical instrument to Kovus for a while, and soon the guy joined the symphony orchestra of Rasul Klychev, where the conductor gave the young man a valuable alt from his instruments. The mutual responsibility of talented people in Kovus’s life is expanding, both teachers and peers believe in him, they want to work with him, and participation in music competitions is ahead of him.
Despite the obvious successes, Kovus is a very modest guy, he does not like to brag about his abilities, but tries to prove himself in music.
“When I compose music, I only listen to my heart,” Kovus says. “ I don’t know how it happens, but, seems, an unexplainable connection with the cosmos turns on and a sound is born – the first note, the second note, and then the whole work. So far, I am interested in trying everything, so even among the successful musicians I do not feel self-consciousness. I just fall into a music and do my thing.”