Violinist Ordabek Duissen has won several awards at numerous international competitions including 1st prize in the Franz Schubert competition in Italy, 2nd prize in the International Violin Competition in Astana, Kazakhstan, the diploma in the Michelangelo Abbado International Competition in Milan,( Italy), Grand Prize in the National Competition in Kazakhstan. Born into a family of renowned musicians in Almaty,Kazakhstan, he began studying the violin at the age of 7 at K. Baiseitova State Special Music School for gifted children. At the age of 11 he won 1st prize at the International competition in Central Asia and former Soviet Union's republics and had his debut with an orchestra at age of 10. He has participated in various international music festivals as a soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician at “Music of Laguna” (Italy), “Ost-West Musicfest” ,“Mozarteum”(Austria), Pacific Music Festival (Japan) , AIMS festival in Graz, Austria and others. He also had solo appearances in Lincoln Hall, UNESCO. Ordabek has taken master classes with violinists such as Sergei Kravchenko, Eduard Grach (Russia), Takashi Shimizu (Japan), Tuomas Haapanen (Finland), Vadim Gluzman (Israel-USA), Midori, Paul Kantor(USA) and others. As a soloist and chamber musician he has toured and performed in many countries including the Ukraine, Russia, Italy, France, Austria, Great Britain, South Korea, Mexico and throughout the United States. Ordabek, a virtuoso violinist, in his native country is a remarkably first violinist to ever perform all 24 Caprices for Violin Solo by Niccolo Paganini in the course of one concert, with this program Ordabek played concerts in Kazakhstan. After graduation with honors from the Kazakh National Academy of Music in Astana, Kazakhstan, Ordabek received a Meadows full scholarship and Meadows award to continue his study at the Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas. Ordabek also plays in a duo with his sister Dina in the "Duissen-Duo". In November 2011 joined the Dallas Opera Orchestra as Assistant Concertmaster. In 2013 Ordabek was awarded "Honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan" title for his contribution in arts and culture of Kazakhstan. In 2014 Ordabek was awarded Youth Government award "Daryn" in classical music nomination in Kazakhstan. Currently, he is a member of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra section first violin and Concertmaster at the Irving Symphony, Irving, TX.