Alim Beisembayev was born in Kazakhstan in 1998. He started playing the piano at the age of 5 in a music school in Almaty. In September 2008, he moved to study at the Central Music School of Moscow. Later that year, he won the televised, international competition for young talented musicians “Nutcracker”.
After two years of studying in Moscow, he moved to continue his studies at the Purcell School for Young Musicians, where he was taught by Tessa Nicholson.
Alim has played with orchestras including the Orchestra of Evgeny Svetlanov, Symphony Orchestra of Vladimir Fedoseev, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and also has worked with conductors such as Mark Gorenstein, Dmitry Liss, Evgeny Bushkov, Mei Ann Chen and Karina Canellakis.
In 2010, Alim recorded Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Symphony Orchestra “New Russia” under the baton of Evgeny Bushkov.
Alim has performed in halls such as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the St. Petersburg Philarmonia of Shostakovich, the Steinway Hall, Milton Court Barbican, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank and the Fazioli Hall in Italy.
In 2014 he was awarded 3rd prize at the Liszt International Junior Competition in Weimar. In June 2015 Alim won the First Prize in the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.
In February 2016, Alim was a guest at BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ advertising the concert at the Royal Festival Hall, where he performed Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra.
Since September 2016, Alim continues his studies with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music in London with a full scholarship.
"17-year-old Alim Beisembayev of Kazakhstan, delivered high-powered Beethoven, fiery Prokofiev and shimmering Rachmaninoff... he is impressive and clearly worth watching.”
Stuart Isacoff, Wall Street Journal