16 November 2013
President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of condolences to the family and friends of the People's Artist of the USSR and the Kazakh SSR Yermek Serkebayev following his death.


In the telegram, the President noted that having become known in his youth because of his unique voice, Yermek Serkebayev fruitfully worked all his life in the main art center of the country - the Abai Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

The telegram reads, in particular:

“His soul was as beautiful as his voice, Kazakh folk songs and arias from the world’s major operatic works in his performance always evoked a sense of light from the audience”.

The President stressed that Yermek Serkebayev was awarded a happy opportunity to perform on the stages around the world, winning the love of an international audience. Having taught at the conservatory, he trained a lot of students that have received wide recognition. He was elected a Deputy of the Supreme Council of the USSR and the Kazakh SSR. He has been also awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor, and the Order of Otan (Homeland).

The President expressed confidence that the works of Yermek Serkebayev would forever remain in the history of song art of the country, and his name would be in the hearts of our people.

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