Ilya Isakovich was born in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. He started playing the violin at the age of 6 in the city school of music and in 1991 graduated performing the Mendelssohn concerto with Dnepropetrovsk Symphony Orchestra.
After emigrating to Israel in 1991, Ilya started to study in the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music with Prof. Moshe Girshovitch. In 1995 he graduated from the Conservatory and started his military service in the IDF chamber orchestra. In 1997 he began his studies with Prof Gennady Kogan.
From 1994 until 2000 Ilya played in the Youth Israel Philharmonic taking the concertmaster position from 1996. During 1999 and 2000 Ilya was the concertmaster of the West-Eastern Divan workshop orchestra in Weimar under the baton of Daniel Barenboim.
During the 1999 season Ilya took the position of concertmaster of the Israeli Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra and in 2000 he was accepted into the first violin section of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in which he worked until 2004. In 2004 Ilya started his Australian life with the ACO.
Ilya plays a Marcin Groblicz violin made in 1600.
Chair sponsored by The Humanity Foundation
Choose from the performances below where Ilya Isakovich appearsWollongong, Thu 9 May Canberra, Sat 11 May Melbourne, Sun 12 May Brisbane, Mon 13 May Perth, Wed 15 May Sydney, Sat 18 May Sydney, Sun 19 May Melbourne, Mon 20 May Sydney, Tue 21 May Sydney, Wed 22 May Newcastle, Fri 14 Jun Sydney, Sun 16 Jun Brisbane, Mon 17 Jun Perth, Wed 19 Jun Melbourne, Sun 23 Jun Melbourne, Mon 24 Jun Sydney, Tue 25 Jun Sydney, Wed 26 Jun Sydney, Fri 28 Jun Sydney, Sat 29 Jun Canberra, Sat 10 Aug Melbourne, Sun 11 Aug Melbourne, Mon 12 Aug Adelaide, Tue 13 Aug Perth, Wed 14 Aug Sydney, Sat 17 Aug Sydney, Sun 18 Aug Brisbane, Mon 19 Aug Sydney, Tue 20 Aug Sydney, Wed 21 Aug Sydney, Fri 23 Aug Wollongong, Thu 5 Sep Canberra, Sat 7 Sep Melbourne, Sun 8 Sep Melbourne, Mon 9 Sep Adelaide, Tue 10 Sep Sydney, Thu 12 Sep Sydney, Sun 15 Sep Sydney, Tue 17 Sep Canberra, Sat 9 Nov Melbourne, Sun 10 Nov Melbourne, Mon 11 Nov Adelaide, Tue 12 Nov Newcastle, Thu 14 Nov Sydney, Sat 16 Nov Sydney, Sun 17 Nov Brisbane, Mon 18 Nov Sydney, Tue 19 Nov Sydney, Wed 20 Nov Sydney, Fri 22 Nov Melbourne, Wed 4 Dec
"Tognetti and his band, with a luminous contribution from violinist Ilya Isakovich, delivered the most thrilling musical memory of their entire 2012 season..."