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 MétropolitainChamber 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 QuartetYuli 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.

Airat Ichmouratov on the cover page of  La Scena Musicale, September 2017

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Airat Ichmouratov on the cover page of  Ostrov Montreal. Russian Canadian magazine, February 1917

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