On April 7, The Embassy hosted a reception and concert by renowned Kazakh violin virtuoso Ms. Aiman Mussakhajayeva, who traveled approximately 19.000 kilometers from Astana to Ottawa and back, to perform at Global Affairs Canada.
Two Canadian dignitaries Ms. Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, and The Honorable Mr. Robert Nault, Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, delivered their welcoming remarks, where they highlighted the strong and deepening bilateral ties between our countries, praised Kazakhstan's achievements within 25 years of its independence, emphasized its leadership in global issues, expressed their readiness to further expand the relations.
H.E. Konstantin Zhigalov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada, briefly described the key achievements of a quarter century relations and emphasized Kazakhstan's desire to promoting even strong and friendly ties with Canada.
Ms. Mussakhajayeva brilliantly performed the masterpieces of the great classical music composers such as Tchaikovsky's "Melody", Brahm's “Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in Re minor", Manuel de Falla's “Spanish dance" etc. The performance of Kazakh violin virtuoso was very well received and the guest gave her a standing ovation.Source: http://mfa.greengo.kz/kz/ottawa/content-view/reception-and-concert-to-mark-25th-anniversary-of-diplomatic-relations#sthash.ONnoGEQR.dpuf