Dimash Qudaibergen’s story is one of passion, talent, and perseverance. Born Dinmuhammed Qanatuly Kudaibergenov (also previously known as Dimash Kudaibergenov/Dimash Kudaibergen) into a family of musicians in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, he showed an early interest in music and was exposed to traditional Kazakh customs by his grandparents. At the age of five, he began to take piano and vocal lessons, and he won the national piano contest Aynalayin at six.
His career was not without its challenges. Despite being offered a position at the prestigious Astana Opera, he decided to pursue contemporary music instead, combining classical and traditional Kazakh elements with pop. He gained popularity in Kazakhstan and post-Soviet countries after winning the Grand Prix at Slavianski Bazaar in 2015. However, it was his participation as a wildcard in China’s Singer 2017 that catapulted him to international fame. At 22, he was the youngest contestant and finished as the runner-up.
What sets Qudaibergen apart is his exceptionally wide vocal range and ability to perform in thirteen languages. He has a unique style that incorporates pop, rock, and classical music, which he attributes to his diverse musical training. His hit songs, such as “S.O.S d’un terrien en détresse,” “Opera 2,” and “Adagio,” showcase his range and versatility.
Despite his success, he remains grounded and committed to giving back. He was named the Global Ambassador for Project C.U.R.E., and partial proceeds from his Dimash Digital Show went towards healthcare in Kazakhstan. His talent and humanitarian efforts caught the attention of Pope Francis, who awarded him a commemorative medal during the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan.
Qudaibergen’s story is a reminder that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. He continues to inspire others with his music and commitment to making a difference in the world.