Airat Rafailovich Ichmouratov ( Russian: Айрат Рафаилович Ишмуратов ) is an award-winning Volga Tatar born Russian / Canadian composer, conductor and klezmer clarinetist. He is a conductor and composer in residence of Longueuil Symphony 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 Vengerov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Orchestre Métropolitain, Chamber Orchestra "Moscow Virtuosi", Israeli Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India, Sinfonia Toronto, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Agnieszka Duczmal & Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, Evgeny Bushkov & The State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, chamber orchestra "Les 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. On October 21, 2020 Airat Ichmouratov received Charles Biddle Award. This honour, given by Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration and Culture pour tous highlights the contributions of immigrants to Quebec whose personal and professional commitment contributes to the province’s cultural and artistic development.
March 13, 2019, 7pm | Minsk Big Concert Hall| Minsk,
State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus| conductor Evgeny Bushkov| Octet Op.56 “Letter from an Unknown Woman” (world premiere, orchestra version)
March 10, 2019, 7pm | Minsk Big Concert Hall| Minsk,
State Chamber Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus| conductor Evgeny Bushkov| The Sorcerer’s Hat , music tale
March 23 & 24, 2019, 11.am | NCPA Experimental Theatre| Mumbai
Symphony Orchestra of India | When Land becomes Water after Neeta Premchand‘s book (world premiere)| conductor Evgeny Bushkov
Airat Ichmouratov will appear as soloist in his own Concerto Grosso N1 under baton of Maestra Agnieszka Duczmal with "Amadeus" Chamber orchestra of Polish Radio on January 20, 2019 in Poznan, Poland.
Airat Ichmouratov's 3 Romances for Viola will be performed during IV International Viola Forum, April 3, 2019 in Poznan, Poland.
The world premiere of A.Ichmouratov's Octet Op.56
performed by Lafayette and Saguenay String Quartets. The composition is inspired by Stefan Zweig's novella "Letter from an Unknown Woman”. Octet was commissioned by the Saguenay Quartet and have received it’s world premier performances during a series of concerts in British Colombia, Saskatchewan, Ontario between January 13 and March 22, 2018.