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Jakov Jakoulov is an author of three ballets, ten instrumental concertos,  music for over 20 theatrical, TV and cinema productions and numerous symphonic, chamber and choral works.


In recent years Jakoulov’s music has been presented by Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, Boston Symphony Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, “Future Classics” Series with Dallas Symphony Orchestra,   New European Strings Orchestra (London, UK), Armenian National Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, International Arts Festivals in Edinburgh (Scotland), Avignon ( France), and  Cortona (Italy), “Kammerspille” (Munich, Germany), “Lilla” (Helsinki, Finland), Bachanalia Festival Orchestra (New York),  Fort Worth Symphony,   Juilliard Orchestra, among others.


In 1999 his CD “Black Snow” recorded by M. Zaretsky and X. Bjerken was chosen in a “Top Five Classical Recordings List of the Year” by “Fanfare” Magazine.


 Jakoulov’s one of the latest premiere was "The Gifts of the Magi" conducted by Dmitry Sitkovetsky after O’Henry’s story and narrated by Peter Coyote with the Greensboro Symphony


Recipient of ten Annual Awards of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Doctor of Music of Boston University, Elected Member of  American National Honor Music Society, Jakov Jakoulov has international reputation with commissions and performances of his works in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America as well as the United States. 

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F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

E V E N T S​

"Jakoulov is a composer with something urgent to say and an original language to say it in"

The Berkshire Eagle

"...smouldering and dramatic"

The Strad

"..intensely moody and richly textured"

The New York Times

"..terrific energy"

The Boston Herald

"Jakoulov brought the house down with powerful tone and Liisztian display"

The Boston Globe



November 8, 2015

Concerto No. 2 for Viola and Orchestra

M.Zaretsky, Viola

V. Yampolsky, cond.


Chicago, IL



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