Ilya Netkach is a professional violinist from Ukraine.
He graduated from Kharkov State College of Music (2006) with a formal classical education.
However, Ilya was keen to acquire improvisation skills – jazz in particular – and soon started
attending jazz jams and playing gigs, both solo and as a session musician.
In 2009, inspired by an interview of Steve Vai in Guitar World, about his first solo release “Flex-
Able”, as well as by the music of Stephane Grappelli, Regina Carter, Jean-Luc Ponty, Eric Truffaz and
others, Ilya began working on his own original music. His debut single, “Lugsana”, was released in
Since 2013, Ilya has been working in the Middle East as a teacher of music