Winner of the 2005 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Ilya received his first award when twelve years old at the Young Artists Concerto Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1997, he received the Mayor of St. Petersburg's Young Talents Award. Several other awards followed. Ilya attended the Rimsky-Korsikov College of Music in St. Petersburg. He then moved to New York City to attend Mannes College of Music where he studied with legendary pianist, Vladimir Feltsman.
Ilya continues to astound and mesmerize audiences on three continents. He has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and many others. He has performed with several orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Boston Pops..
THE READING EAGLE “Yakushev, whose playing shares a spiritual quality with his mentor, Vladimir Feltsman, alternated power with a silken touch; his eloquent playing ranged from the cataclysmic to the poetic, with many passages of extreme beauty.”
Ilya Yakushey is a Russian Yamaha artist that is famous for his amazing talent on three different continents. He has won many awards and achieved many honors. He began his career by attending the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in his hometown St. Petersburg, Russia. He later moved to New York City and attended Mannes College of Music where he met and learned from his mentor legendary pianist Vladimir Feltsman.. Click here for more information on Ilya Yakushev