Ilia Eshkenazy Jossifov was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1970. He started playing piano and violin in early childhood and continued his music education at “The National School of Music Lubomir Pipkov.” 1983 he moved with his family to Stuttgart, Germany, where he studied piano, conducting, composition and singing at “The Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart”. 1990 The Stuttgarter Ballett performed his composition “One Day” choreographed by Renato Zanella, which brought further works with established choreographers of the Stuttgart company. 1995 Ilia started his career as an opera singer in smaller towns in Germany until the year 2000, when he attended “The Staatsoper Berlin” under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim. 2014 he moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, where he became a member of The New Israeli Opera, participating as well in concerts of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Zubin Mehta.
As a film composer Ilia Eshkenazy Jossifov is known for the award winning documentaries “Star Tours”, “Mont Blanc” and “Messner’s Alps”, following the features “The House of Adam” and “POX”. 2017 Ilia wrote the music for the short drama “Here Now”, directed by Hollywood director Rachel Feldman, starring Amy Brenneman. Current projects: “8 Remains”, Thriller directed by Juliane Block (Post-Production) “The Next James Bawnd”, TV Series-Comedy, directed by Christopher John Blue (Pre-Production)