Iskander Akhmadullin, Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Missouri holds degrees from the Kazan Music College, the Moscow Conservatory, and the University of North Texas. His major teachers were Abbas Slashkin, Vadim Novikov, Leonard Candelaria, and Keith Johnson.
Dr. Akhmadullin has performed in several professional orchestras in Russia and the United States and can be heard on the Marco Polo, Naxos, Hugo, Klavier, and Delos labels. He is a co-principal trumpet of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra.
Iskander Akhmadullin has performed as a soloist and as a member of various groups in the United States, Russia, Armenia, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, and Japan. Active as both a recitalist and a chamber musician, he has premiered a number of solo and chamber works and is continuously introducing new trumpet pieces by American composers to Russian audiences, while also presenting the American premieres of the works from the Russian trumpet repertoire. Dr. Akhmadullin was among the first Russian trumpet players to perform on the baroque trumpet.
Professor Akhmadullin has been a member of the National Trumpet Competition and the Midwest Trumpet Festival faculties; he has performed at numerous festivals and conferences, including the Moscow Autumn Festivals, ABA, CBDNA, WASBE, Texas and Missouri Music Educators Associations conventions, Russian Trumpet Guild and the International Trumpet Guild Conferences.
Prior to joining the University of Missouri faculty, Iskander Akhmadullin taught at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is an Artist/Clinician for Edwards Trumpets.
“The revolutionary modular design of Edwards G2 B flat and C trumpets allowed me to find the truly customized instruments fitted specifically for my requirements. No other makers’ trumpets even come close to the “fit like a glove” feel I have with my Edwards horns. Kudos to Christan Griego and members of the Edwards team!”