Rashid Kalimullin was born on
May 6, 1957 in Zelinodolsk, Republic of Tatarstan.
In 1985 he graduated from the Kazan state conservatory,
and in 1987 he did the assistant training course.
Composer R.Kalimullin one of leaders of modern
musical process in Russia, an outstanding musician
whose compositions are performed in many countries
of the world with success: Europe, the USA, Japan,
Korea and others. He is the winner of international
competitions - 1987 Dresden (Germany) the first
premium, 1994 Vienna (Austria) the first premium,
the winner of the premium him D.Shostakovich -
he is chairman of the Union of composers of Republic
of Tatarstan (since 1989), the secretary of Union
of composers of Russia (since 1995).
Working in the most different
musical genres (opera, symphonic and chamber compositions,
choral music, songs) the composer originally interprets
them, experimenting with various performing structures
and techniques of writing. Bright national originality,
an alloy of east and western musical traditions
the individualities are inherent to Rashid Kalimullin.
"I consider Rashid Kalimullin
as a modern composer who manages not to lose his
hearing of that sincere space which is outside
of reality. Thus he gives us the opportunity to
touch that world which is absolutely incomprehensible
if it is not presented through the hearing of
the very talented artist...", said the outstanding
contemporary composer Sofia Gubaidullina about
The compositions by Rashid Kalimullin
are constantly performed at various festivals.
The premieres of the majority of works were held
abroad in performance by known collectives: "Krauss-quartet",
the ensemble " Music Viva " (Germany),"
of Arditti-quartet" (England), the ensembles
"Signus" (USA), "Vox" (Sweden),
the Japanese flute player K. Hirosi, the German
oboe player P. Veale, the Dutch pianist K. Viringi,
the American musicians R. Pollock (piano), K.
Levain (flute), Ph. Bashor and others. Many compositions
are written by the order of the foreign performers.
Certainly, the remarkable interpreters
of the composer's works are Kazan musicians: the
State string quartet of Tatarstan Republic, the
Chamber orchestras "La Primavera" and
"Millenium", the organ player R. Abdullin
, the piano player G. Abdullina, the cello player
Z. Asadullina and others.
R. Kalimullin is the organizer
and the chief of the Centre of contemporary music
of Sofia Gubaidulllina (2001) and a numerous international
festivals of contemporary music held in Russia
and Tatarstan: "Europe - Asia" (since
1993), " Mus - Transit" (since 2003).