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Ido Akov (1993) received his B.Mus in piano performance from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, studying with Ron Regev and Allan Sternfeld.
As a pianist Ido has won prizes in the Bay Area Chopin and Fremont Symphony competitions in the United States, and in the “Piano Forever”, “Haim Kalmi” and “Young Artist” competitions in Israel, and subsequently Ido performed with the Fremont symphony orchestra, Lancaster orchestra, Ashdod symphony orchestra, IBA orchestra, as well as with the Thelma Yellin orchestra, Rishon leZion symphony orchestra, Israeli Chamber orchestra, and with members of the Israeli Philharmonic.
Ido has played recitals and chamber music across the world, in venues ranging from the Hong Kong academy for performing arts to the National Library of Georgia in Tbilisi.
Ido is a four year America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship recipient (in piano as well as double bass), and has also participated in the past in the Jerusalem Music center's program for excellence in piano. Through this program he was invited to play in master classes for Murray Perahia, Andras Schiff, Richard Goode, Stefan Kovacevich and many others.
Ido is active as a performer of contemporary music: having taken part in ensemble Meitar’s Tedarim project, and is currently pianist for the Israel Contemporary Players.
Ido is also a composer, and his works have been performed by the ensembles Musica Nova, Modalius, Meitar, the Great Gehenna choir, the Ashkelon Andalusian orchestra, and the Kiryat Ono conservatory concert band.
As an accordionist Ido has played in theatre productions such as “Ritza” by the Ruth Kanner theatre company (with music composed by Avshalom Ariel), as well as in various indie and popular-music groups.
Ido is also a singer in the Great Gehenna Choir- an experimental group which acts as a musical co-operative, with all music performed written by members of the choir.
Ido teaches piano at the Kiryat Ono Conservatory.
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