Tolkyn Zabirova was born in Ayaguz city (Semipalatinsk region)
. In 1979 she entered the Republican
music school named after A. Zhubanov, the class of choral conducting
and graduated it successfully in 1988.
In 1988 she entered the Almaty State Conservatoire named after Kurmangazy where she studied at the vocal and chorus department. She specialized in solo singing in the class of professor B. Tulegenova, national artist of the USSR. In 1993, she graduated with honors.
Since 1993 to 1995 she worked as a soloist at the Kazakh State Philharmonic Society named after Zhambyl.
Since 1995 and up to present time she has been a teacher at the vocal chair of the Kurmangazy State Conservatoire in Almaty.
In 1997 - 2000 she took a post-graduate course in the same conservatoire.
Tolkyn is a winner of two international competitions:
"Amber nightingale" - Kaliningrad, 1996, and "The theatre of Alibek Dnishev" - Almaty, 1998. She is also the laureate of several international music-hall art competitions.
How was I born? I don't remember. When? My mother said that on the 17-th of October. The feeling of myself as an artist person had come to me when I was 5 years old. I spent my childhood in a big and friendly family of my aunt. My sisters and brothers initiated concerts where I was a soloist standing on a chair. At that time I was "spoiled" by the sweetness of applauds.
I perfectly remember that when I was 9 years old I followed my grandmother's urgent request (she belongs to the famous Abay's kin) and entered the Republican music school named after A. Zhubanov. There I sang in a choir studied conducting. Oh, how I wanted to be like Alla Pugachova! Little by little, that wish disappeared and I can say that it was a merit of a great person, the national artist of USSR, professor of the Almaty State Conservatoire named by Kurmangazy -Bibigul Tulegenova. I was studying in her class. "You are Tolkyn Zabirova," - she said - "and you must sing like Tolkyn Zabirova". And I made it.
Variety... Stage... It always attracted me, fascinated with its brightness, bewitched with its rhythm and sound, filled with the breath of times. It bursted into my life like a song whirled with a lot of tours to several countries and took a great place in my life. At the same time I was taking a postgraduate course at the Kurmangazy State Conservatoire in Almaty, started teaching at the chair of vocal-teaching practice and career of the chamber genre singer at the Kazakh State Philharmonic Society named after Zhambyl.
The second half of 1990-s was marked with my winning of two international vocal competitions - "Amber nightingale" - Kaliningrad, 1996, and "The theatre of Alibek Dnishev" - Almaty, 1998.
Actually, there were much more participations and victories at international competitions. Gradually, She- a queen of contemporary rhythms took the reigns of my destiny. Today in my solo concerts I try to join the three vocal "whales" into one unity: the national song, as a foundation of all music that exists in the world, the classical creations - the best samples of lofty spirit, and, of course, the music-hall art - with its rhythm pulsation, which reminds everybody that "Life is wonderful, variable and mysterious! It is eternal charm and search!". I love it in all its manifestations.
Also, I can say that I like to cook "besparmak" and "manty" for my husband. I like to receive guests and wear beautiful dresses. But most of all in my life I like singing!!!