Ilya Ovrutsky is a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with a master’s degree in flute/piccolo performance and received his bachelor’s degree from the R. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music. Mr. Ovrutsky has performed extensively around the world as a member of Symphony Orchestra of The Moscow Bolshoi Theater, and of the former USSR State Symphony Orchestra under direction of E. Svetlanov. He has performed in the major concert halls of Russia, USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and South America under the baton of world renowned conductors including V. Gergiev, M. Jansons, P. Kogan, A. Lazarev, A. Litton, K. Mazur, G. Rozhdestvenski, Y. Simonov, Y. Temirkanov, A. Zhuraitis, and others. In the United States, Mr. Ovrutsky has appeared in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, The Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and other top halls of the major cities.
A dedicated flute teacher since arriving in the United States in 1992, Mr. Ovrutsky has been teaching at Settlement Music School since 1993 and at the Main Line Music Academy since 2004.
Mr. Ovrutsky has created his own unique method of teaching kids ages 5 and younger, and has been using it successfully for many years. Among his graduate and his current students are winners of local and regional competitions, and worldwide concert performers. Mr. Ovrutsky’s students have been named top prize winners at the American Fine Art Festival (AFAF), and have repeatedly been First Prize winners at the Tri-County Competition as well as competitions of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia.