Jakov Jakoulov is an author of three ballets, eight instrumental concertos, music for over 20 theatrical, TV and cinema productions and numerous symphonic, chamber and choral works.
Jakov Jakoulov was born in Moscow, Russia where he studied piano and composition at the Moscow Conservatory and the Gnesin Music Academy. He composed music for the leading Russian National Artistic Theater in Moscow, for State Television of the USSR, the Moscow Film Company and numerous others.
He left the Soviet Union in 1987, working initially in Munich and then elsewhere in Europe. In 1990 he moved to the United States where he completed a doctorate in composition at Boston University. He was nominated for the 1993 award in music composition by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1996 was elected to National Honor Music Society.
Recipient of nine Annual Awards of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Jakov Jakoulov has international reputation with commissions and performances of his works in Germany, Sweden, Russia, Scotland, Armenia, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Israel as well as the United States.
In recent years Jakoulov’s music has been presented by Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, Boston Symphony Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Edinburgh International Art Festival in Scotland, Avignon International Theater Festival in France, New England String Ensemble, London’s New European Strings Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, Boston Symphony Chamber Concerts, Armenian National Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, among others.
In 1999-2003 Jakoulov has recorded three CD’s of piano improvisations – “Emma’s Songs”, “Children of the Wind” and “Within Four Walls”.