A.Ilkiv comes from Western Ukraine, Ternopil region. His parents are musicians. He learned playing the trumpet in the music colleges of Rivne and Khmelnitsky. Later he graduated from Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in Kiev. He studied with Andriy Kibita in Rivne, with Roman Androsiuk in Khmelnitsky and with Alexander Chupryna in Kiev. He was awarded a number of national and international prizes in trumpet contests and festivals.
Andriy Ilkiv was a member of the first Ukrainian professional brass-quintet "Ukrainian Brass", which became one of the favourites of World Contest of brass quintets in Narbonn, France, 1993 and was awarded honoured nomination of Toulouse society of music lovers "The First Talent of the World", 1995.
Andriy has been a soloist of the National House of Organ and Chamber Music for over 15 years.
Since 2002 he has been the soloist and leader of the brass section of the world known orchestra Philharmonie of Nations (cond. prof. Justus Franz). Andriy has played concerts of Telemann, Handel, Bach (the 2nd Brandenburg Concerto), Haydn, and Shostakovich with Philharmonie of Nations in many great concert halls of Europe.
A.Ilkiv is an official representative of YAMAHA in Ukraine and provides a lot of projects under support of JAZZ-CLUB.
In addition to playing trumpet, A.Ilkiv conducts workshops in Ukraine and abroad. For over 10 years he has been teaching trumpet and giving ensemble lessons in the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine.
Andriy Ilkiv has made a lot of records for the musical fund of the National Radio Company of Ukraine.
In 2009 he was awarded the title the Honoured Artist of Ukraine.
As the Bible says, "Where your treasure is, there is your heart also." ...Among the musicians whose heart belongs to everlasting treasures, there is a soloist of the National House of Organ and Chamber Music of Ukraine, trumpeter Andriy ILKIV.THE KIEVSKIE VEDOMOSTI
...Again and again, the audience exploded with applause, when artists demonstrated their unique musical skills. ...Andriy ILKIV expressed his strong energy as virtuoso par excellence.KRONACH ZEITUNG