Since 2013, Ilya has been working in the Middle East as a teacher of music. He continues to compose and release his own music, as well as play occasional gigs.
In May 2016, Ilya Netkach, with his band, won first place in the Battle of the Bands at the Hard Rock Cafe Bahrain.
His EP “I Am” (2017) received positive reviews from “All About Jazz” and “Smooth & Soul”.
It would be rather difficult to define Ilya’s style of music in one word. Some experts would say that it is indie, some would argue that it is fusion or jazz-rock, but any attempt to classify the style would inevitably mislead those who have not heard the music. In his original music, Ilya Netkach combines different styles of music, creating an exclusive musical cocktail – it’s an original, unique style and sound.
The music of Ilya Netkach has a great degree of imagery: in each solo, his improvisations strive to accurately express a nuance of a mood, a feeling, a fleeting impression – and to bring it to the listener.
With his violin, Ilya expresses that which always remains beyond the spoken word or gesture and cannot be expressed in any other way.