Born in Kazan, Russia, Airat Ichmouratov studied clarinet at the Kazan State Conservatory. In 1993, he was appointed Associate Clarinet of both the Tatarstan Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Kazan State Symphony Orchestra, with which he toured Europe. After completing in 2000 a Master’s degree in Music from University of Montreal, he founded the Muczynski Trio. The Trio has won 1st prize and Grand Award at the National Music Festival (Canada, 2002) and 1st Prize at the 8th International Chamber Music Competition in Krakow (Poland, 2004). The Muczynski Trio toured Eastern Canada for Jeunesses Musicales in 2006, and was a guest in the Topaz Series with Pro Musica at Place des Arts (Montréal). The Trio has also recorded for CBC and given performances in Iqualuit (Nunavut), China, Russia and Europe.
Holder of a doctorate in orchestral conducting from University of Montreal, Airat Ichmouratov has frequently guest conducted the Tatarstan State Symphony Orchestra, the Kazan Chamber Orchestra “La Primavera”, the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, the symphony orchestras of Laval and New Brunswick, I Musici de Montréal and Thirteen Strings (Ottawa). Ichmouratov served as Conductor in Residence of Les Violons du Roy in Quebec City from 2007 to 2009. Since then, he has been Assistant Resident Conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.