Ilan Isakov is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and composer. In addition to his solo works, he has recorded music for film, television, theatre and contemporary dance. His feature-length film score for Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012. Shortly after, his song "Words" was featured on the nationally syndicated television series Private Practice. Ilan has played and composed at the piano since the age of six. While pursuing his BA in Anthropology, he traveled to Benares to study the tabla (Indian orchestral hand-drum) and Indian classical music and pedagogy. Born in South Africa, Ilan currently resides in Philadelphia where he teaches piano students and composing new music.
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA — B.A. Anthropology, 2007
Software: Sibelius, Avid Pro Tools, Final Cut, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, AutoCAD, Photoshop
Instruments: Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, Mandolin