Marat Sanatullov

From Wind Repertory Project
Marat Sanatullov


Marat Sanatullov (b. 1 November 1970, Yaroslavl, Russia) is a Russian-American composer and educator.

Dr. Sanatullov began his formal study of music, violin and piano at age six in a children’s music school, took lessons at the Academic Music College of Moscow Conservatory and received prizes at municipal competitions as a violinist. He graduated with honors from L.V. Sobinov Yaroslavl Music College with a professional qualification as a music teacher and performer. Sanatullov also studied languages, literature and education at the university level in Russia, France and the United States. He came to America in 1998 and completed a Ph.D. in language education and began teaching, eventually securing a post at Harvard University.

In 2014, following his dream to be a composer, he completed a Master of Music degree and began his doctoral studies in composition while being a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. In 2015, Marat was selected as the winner of the Grand Prix in the Third Millennium Ensemble Composers’ Competition with his composition Four Russian Lyrics for mezzo-soprano and viola. Inspired by his native Eurasian traditions, Sanatullov has written music in various genres and styles such as contemporary chamber, choral, vocal and instrumental music, electronics, film and jazz. His music has been performed in high schools and universities throughout the United States. He believes in the power of music, education, human rights, diversity, democracy and peace between nations and peoples.

Dr. Sanatullov is currently [2018] a doctoral candidate in composition at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Works for Winds


  • University of Nebraska Lincoln Wind Ensemble concert program, 7 March 2018