Gulkaiyr Taalaibekova is a 24 year old cellist from Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
She has been playing the cello for 9 years. She completed her post graduate studies at the Kyrgyz National Conservatory and now works at the Symphonic Orchestra.
She chose to study music because it is something she feels is deeply inspiring and a source of great joy for the soul. The cello is her favorite instrument because it has a distinctive timbre close to the human voice.
Towards the end of September 2016 we did a photo session so she could have a number of images for professional use, like resume, posters, social media posts, etc. We met in a beautiful park on the southern edge of the city. Bishkek as it stands today was largely developed during the Soviet Union era, therefore it has a number of gorgeous and expansive parks that provide excellent photography opportunities for lovers of natural light like myself.