Kamilya Akhmetova started her piano playing at 7 in the studio of Nataliya Yerissova at the Pavlodar music school in Kazakhstan. In 2010 she won III prize on “44th Republican festival-competition of young musicians” and was invited to the Republican kazakh specialized music school named after Akhmet Zhubanov in Almaty to continue her education in the studio of Gulnara Zhakeyeva. At the age of 18 Kamilya made debut with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2014 she finished the school with honors and was admitted to the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana to study piano in the studio of professor Sara Assabayeva. There she started to have elective organ lessons with assistant professor Saltanat Abilkhanova.
In August 2015 she attended masterclasses of professors James David Christie (USA), Lorenzo Ghielmi (Italy), and Stefan Engels (Germany/USA) during the 5th European Organ Academy Leipzig, Germany. In 2016 she received a Diploma in the “III Siberian International Chopin Piano competition” Tomsk, Russia, and became a stipendiary of the First President Foundation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In the last year of study, passing the selection to an academic mobility program she studied one semester at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory, Venice, Italy (piano – prof. Gabriele Vianello, Daniela Donaudi, Muriel Chemin, organ – prof. Roberto Padoin). After finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance with honors in 2018 she became a school teacher at the Kazakh National University of Arts.
Kamilya is a Diploma-recipient at the XX Open Festival-Competition of Organ Music Gatchina – St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia (2019) and a Diploma- recipient of the Second International Competition for Young Composers and Organists “Baikal Toccata”, Irkutsk, Russia (2019). She finished her Master’s Degree in Organ Performance in 2022 and currently continues her studies as a Performer’s Diploma student in the studio of Stefan Engels at the Southern Methodist University (Dallas, USA).