Andriy ILKIV comes from Western Ukraine, Ternopil` region. It has unique landscapes and
famous folk traditions. His parents are musicians. That is why music lives inside him from
the very first moments of being. Andriy has played the guitar, piano, trumpet, and drums
since his childhood and also he has sung a lot - its very common for his native land.
Andriy learned playing the trumpet in the musical colleges in Rivne and in Khmelnitsky
and graduated from Tchaikovsky National Musical academy in Kiev. He studied with Andriy
Kibita in Rivne, with Roman Androsiuk in Khmelnitsky and with Alexander Chupryna in Kiev.
He awarded a number of national and international prizes in trumpet contests and festivals.
Andriy ILKIV was a member of the first Ukrainian professional brass-quintet "Ukrainian
brass" which became one of favorites of World Contest of brass quintets in Narbonn, France,
1993 and awarded honored nomination of Toulouse society of lovers of music "THE FIRST
TALENT OF THE WORLD", 1995.
After "Ukrainian brass" had transformed into "KIEV-BRASS" A. ILKIV took place as the
first trumpeter and now KIEV-BRASS is one of the most fascinating ensembles in Ukraine.
Andriy has been a soloist of the National House of Organ and Chamber Music for over 15
years. There he plays concerts with organ, chamber, symphonic, the wind, folk instruments
orchestras, singers, piano, KIEV-BRASS and other kind of ensembles.
Andriy ILKIV has been invited as a first trumpet to the National opera Theatre of Ukraine
and to other ensembles, orchestras and recording projects.
Since 2002 A.ILKIV has been a soloist and a leader of brass section of world known
orchestra PHILHARMONIE OF NATIONS (cond. prof. Justus FRANZ). Andriy played concerts of
Teleman, Handel, Bach (the 2nd Brandenburg concert), Haydn, and Shostakovich with PN in many
great concert halls of Europe.
His trumpet sounded in Queen Elisabeth hall in London, Berlin Concert House, Munich
philharmonia, Alta opera in Frankfurt, Concert Gebouw, Belgrade philharmonia, and many other
stages of Poland, Great Britain, Germany, Serbia, Croatia, France, Spain, China, Byelorussia etc.
A.ILKIV is a YAMAHA artist in Ukraine and provides a lot of projects under support of
JAZZ-CLUB which is an official representative of the YAMAHA Company in Ukraine.
In addition to playing trumpet A.ILKIV conducts workshops across Ukraine and abroad. For
over 10 years he has taught trumpet and given ensemble lessons in the Tchaikovsky National
Musical Academy of Ukraine.
Andriy ILKIV has made a lot of records for the musical fund of the National Radio Company of UKRAINE.