Biography

Before concert at 55Bar, NY, USA – April 2019

Ilya Dynov is a New York (USA) based internationally acclaimed drummer, vibraphonist and percussionist. He was cited many times as in international press, being virtuoso, fantastic, astonishing, etc.

Ilya has performed internationally on major festivals as a drummer, soloist and ensemble musician. Listed performances are Bohemia Jazz Festival Czech Republic, Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival Lithuania, Festival of Sprins-Festival of China, Brussels – Belgium, Internationales Jugend-Musikfestival, Germany, Chinese Lunar Festival Gent-Belgium, Sfinks Mixed Festival Antwerpen, Belgium, Landjuweel Festival, Belgium and many others.

As a drummer, Ilya Dynov was asked to tour with the Israeli electro-acoustic band “Niogi”, when the band moved to Berlin, Germany in 2016. Ilya Dynov went on a European tour in Czech Republic, Lithuania, Austria, Germany and played next to jazz club concerts major festivals including the Bohemia JazzFest Czech Republic and Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival, Lithuania.

In New York City, Ilya has been been leading his own band MicroCorgi with the New Orleans pianist Andrew McGowan and Japanese NY based guitarist Yuto Kanazawa. Aside from being a drummer, he is also a composer in the band. Ilya has played in many jazz clubs in New York including the 55Bar, Bar Next Door and FatCat and played with different formations and musicians.

Ilya has also been leading the “Ilya Dynov Group”. This group performs in New York City regularly and has been performing in Belgium and Germany in the past. He also performed with many international musicians across Europe and New York City.

As a soloist, Ilya was invited 3 times in a row to perform as a at the Internationales Jugend-Musikfestival’ in Rodachtal Germany. The performances have been praised in the German press and has been described as virtuoso,astonishing and fantastic by major newspapers, among them the German major media company Infranken.de. The first time he performed the marimba concerto of Séjourné as a soloist with orchestra, the second time he performed as a vibraphone solist performing the vibraphone concerto of Saverio Tasca. Because of the succes of the previouse two festivals, Ilya was invited a third time and performed in duo with a classical singer!
Next to this he was invited to perform two solo percussion concerts as well as a masterclass, invited by ‘Conservatoriu Crba’ in Beja, Portugal.

As a percussionist, Ilya is a basic member of the international percussion group, the “Bracket Percussion Ensemble”. Together with the Bracket Percussion Ensemble, Ilya created innovative projects connecting Western and Eastern Cultures, including the popular musical theater production “Vlinders” (“Butterflies”), resulting in many leading festival and venue performances in Belgium including the Festival of Springs in Bozar, Brussels, Sfinks Mixed Festival Antwerpen,  Boze Wolf International Festival, Aarschot, Landjuweel Festival Gent, Liefde tussen de Lijnen Festival, Oostende, Chinese Moon Festival at the MAS Antwerpen, ACPB Lunar Festival in University Gent and T-Group Leuven, De Centrale Gent, etc. Ilya was cited with the Bracket Percussion by major Chinese and Chinese-Belgian press, including Chinese Radio International, Oushinet.com, Sing Tao Daily (European Edition) and Chinacityinfo.be.

Ilya Dynov has also performed with acclaimed orchestras and ensembles including “Orchestre Royal Philarmonique de Liège”, playing major venues including the Musikverein Vienna, Austria; Salle de Philarmonie de Liège, Belgium.

Ilya Dynov was born in Moscow, Russia. Later on  he immigrated to Belgium, where he obtained his Belgian nationality, and continued his education, obtaining a Masters in Arts Degree at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Word and Dance, Antwerpen, Belgium.