Airat Rafailovich Ichmouratov ( Russian: Айрат Рафаилович Ишмуратов ) is an award-winning Volga Tatar born Canadian composer, conductor and klezmer clarinetist. He is a 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 at concert halls such as Wiener Musikverein, Konzerthaus Berlin, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall at Royal College of Music, The Montreal Symphony House, Sydney Opera House 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", Alexander Gilman & LGT Young Soloists, 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.
I would like to say a big Thank you for generous support over the years to The Canada Council for the Arts, The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Conseil des arts de Longueuil, and Musicaction Foundation.
Je voudrais dire un grand merci pour le soutien généreux au cours des années au Conseil des Arts du Canada, au Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, au Conseil des arts de Longueuil et à la Fondation Musicaction.