Airat Rafailovich Ichmouratov ( Russian: Айрат Рафаилович Ишмуратов ) is a Volga Tatar born Russian / Canadian composer , conductor and klezmer clarinetist. He is conductor and composer in residence of  Montreal-based "Nouvelle Génération" Chamber Orchestra, clarinetist of internationally acclaimed, award winning Klezmer group Kleztory and invited professor at Laval University in Quebec , Canada. The music of Airat Ichmouratov has been performed by a wide range of ensembles and musicians in countries around the world, including Maxim VengerovAlexandre Da Costa , Alain Trudel,  Andre Moisan, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre MétropolitainTaipei Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish RadioLes Violons du Roy,  Longueuil Symphony Orchestra,  New Orford String Quartet, Yuli Turovsky & I Musici de Montreal,  Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra  just to name a few.

"Airat Ichmouratov is a bright representative and follower of the Russian Traditional Composer School. There are not many composers who are able reintegrate in themselves professionalism, fantasy, and creative thinking. These are exactly those qualities that Airat Ichmouratov possesses.’’        Maxim Vengerov

"Airat is a communicator in the best sense of the word. His music immediately grabs the listener, and a journey starts: storytelling, landscapes, emotions... It is precious to have such music in our world today."     Yannick Nézet-Séguin 

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Airat Ichmouratov's Symphony N1 will be premiered on September 28  2017 by Longueuil Symphony Orchestra with generous support of Conseil des Arts de Longueuil.
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A.Ichmouratov's  4th String Quartet was  recorded by New Orford String Quartet  for ATMA Classique Label (Canada).
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A.Ichmouratov's quintet "One day of an almost ordinary life" recorded by Molinari Quartet and Andre Moisan for ATMA Classique Label (Canada).
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On 12 April 2917 Kleztory  launched its new CD named "Nigun" at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier,  Place des Arts,  Montreal.
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Airat Ichmouratov  appeared as guest conductor with  Tatarstan State Symphony Orchestra (Russia) in February 2017
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Airat Ichmouratov presented his Viola Concerto NI  with Elvira Misbakhova as soloist with Drummondville Symphony Orchestra , 10 November 2016
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