Sergey Khismatov was born 21 February 1983 in St. Petersburg.
He took post graduate education at European University in St. Petersburg. 2010 - 2012 Sergey attended composition seminars with Moritz Eggert in Munich. Sergey participated in workshops and open lectures of composers such as Pascal Dusapin, Enno Poppe and Helmut Lachenmann.
Sergey was fellow of Villa Aurora 2023, Schloss Wiepersdorf and bangaloResidency scholarships 2021, as well as Saxony Working Scholarship and Schoeppingen Kuenstlerdorf Scholarship 2018. In 2017 he participated in dokumenta14. He is winner of OSSIA new music competition in NY. Sergey was selected for European Dukley Art Residence 2015 and for Villa Concordia artist-in-residence 2013-2014. His chamber opera cycle got Advocacy Award in Boston Metro Opera. He won the first prize in Hof Klang composition competition and was invited in Hof Klang artist-in-residence. In 2012 Sergey got St. Petersburg Culture Award. He is laureate of Franz Josef Reinl-Stiftung, Neue Toene and Musique Bruitiste. Luigi Russolo - Rossana Maggia competitions.
Sergey's projects are supported by Musikfonds, Musikrat, Saxony Culture Foundation, GEMA Foundation, De La Motte Music Foundation, Dirk-Oelbermann Foundation as well as by different international festivals.
Amoung performers of his pieces are Nadar, musikFabrik, Slagwerk Den Haag, Tromp percussion, Insomnio, eNsemble, Nostri Temporis, ADEvantgarde, NoName, Kuenstler Ensemble, Big Bang, Russian National Orchestra, ensemble XX century, Next Mushroom Promotion, Fedor Lednev, Alex Nowitz, Matthias Bauer, Boris Filanovsky, Moritz Eggert, Maciej Straburzynski, Johannes Schoellhorn, Feodor Amirov, Roman Yusipey, Sergey Tchirkov, Alexey Glazkov, Zoltan Almachi, Olga Vlasova, Mark Buloshnikov, Anna Korsun.
In 2010 Sergey Khismatov and Lidia Ader organized the cycle of contemporary music concerts Tax Free: territory of young composers in St. Petersburg.