About Ilia Melikhov
ILIA MELIKHOV is an associate professor at the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music, an associate timpanist and a principal percussionist of the Russian National Orchestra. He performed with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony orchestra, Chinese National orchestra, Russian State Symphony orchestra and many others. Melikhov has participated in recording more then 25 CDs with RNO including 7th symphony of Shostakovich – Grammy nominated CD. As a soloist and a member of percussion ensembles he has been involved in collaborations with Nebojsa Zivkovic and Keiko Abe. Ilia gave master-classes in: San-Francisco Conservatory, LIED Center of Performing Arts (Nebraska), Parma Consevatory (Italy) (Erasmus+), Hoseo University (Seoul), Blackburn Music Academy of Festival Napa Valley, CA, University of IOWA, Chapman University (Orange, CA), Greig Academy of the University of Bergen, Norway. Melikhov is an artist of JGpercussion company. He published two method books for mallet orchestral percussion and several scientific publications.