Ilia Jossifov

Ilia Jossifov

Composer / Music Professional at ilushMusic
Music Composer

Tel Aviv, Israel

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January 2016
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About Ilia

Born into a family of renowned Bulgarian musicians, I started playing violin and piano at the age of five. I received my formal musical education (MA) in piano, composition, singing and conducting at the Stuttgart State Academy of Music (HMDK, Germany).

I have scored numerous feature films, documentaries, commercials & songs (IMDB). Film work has given me a tremendous amount of theoretical and practical knowledge about technology, editing, production, post-production and most importantly, completing a film score with a large, modern symphony orchestra. Experienced with Avid Pro Tools, Presonus Studio One Professional, Cubase & Nuendo, Finale & Sibelius.

Currently, I am the Orchestra Manager of the Hesse State Orchestra of Wiesbaden (HSOW, Germany), heading the artistic, organizational and administrative preparation of all orchestra activities.

Before arriving in Wiesbaden, I was the Head of the Music Archive and Library Services of The Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, where I was in charge of the complex music preparation of the entire repertoire in opera and concert. I led the reorganization and modernisation of the music library and music department, introducing and integrating digital technology to improve operations.

My deeply analytical and emotional understanding of music were shaped most prominently during the 15 years prior to making Aliyah in Israel. Working under Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera, I was able to build close personal and professional links with a set of remarkable musicians, including Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez, Claudio Abbado, Martha Argerich, Placido Domingo and Anna Netrebko, among others. During this time, I was also a permanent member of the highly acclaimed Bayreuth Festival (Bayreuther Festspiele).

I am currently working on my piano concerto and on my first opera, “DEATH AND THE MAIDEN”. The libretto was written by renowned author and activist Ariel Dorfman, with whom we are closely working to complete our project.



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  • The House of Adam

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