Dr. Marat Gabdullin – A native of Russia, Dr. Marat Gabdullin, Associate Concertmaster of the OKCPHIL, earned his BM from Ufa State Academy of Art in Russia. In 2007 he moved to the US and a year later became a member of the OKC Philharmonic. He earned his Masters in Music from OCU and has a Doctorate in Music from University of Oklahoma. He is currently Associate Concertmaster for the OKC Philharmonic and an active performer throughout the state. His awards include the prestigious “Russian Performing Award” (Russia) and a Gold Remi Award at the WorldFest International Film & Video Festival for his original music video “The Ocean” (USA).

What would you like the OKCPHIL patrons to know about you? I reside in Edmond. My wife and I have known each other since we were 15. We have a beautiful daughter named Mila who is 7. I am the only Russian in the orchestra.