From a young age on winner at many music competitions.
Since 1999, regular concerts abroad and in many Swiss cities: Zurich (Tonhalle, among others), Berne, Basel, Thun, Biel, Geneva (Musée de la Croix Rouge), and more. Sponsorship: among others, Pro Helvetia, Bank Vontobel, Novartis.
2002-2005 Concert Diploma program (musician MH) at the Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB) in the piano class of A. Madzar.
2005 Beginning of studies at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) with Prof. H. Francesch.
2005-2007 Scholarship of the Nicatti-De Luze Foundation in Lausanne, the Fritz Gerber Foundation, the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation and the Goethe Foundation for Culture and Science in Zurich.
2006 1st Prize in the international Landolt-Piano Competition in Zurich. In addition to the piano studies, organ and oboe studies.
2006 Participation at the 1st Viersener Music Summer Academy (Germany) and 29th International Music Summer Academy at the Lenk- in Simmental (Switzerland) with Prof. Francesch.
2007 Competition winner of the Swiss Association of Musicians and the Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation.
2007 Completion of the education course diploma (Lehrdiplomausbildung) at the ZHdK, "with distinction" (Musician MH).
2008 1st Prize at the Concours International de France, Paris.
2008 Special Prize "For Performance and Promotion of Contemporary Music" on 4 Internat. Piano Competition in Santorin (GR).
2009 Completion of the chamber music studies at the ZHdK with Prof. Francesch with predicate "with distinction" (Musician MH).
2010 Studies at the ZHdK in the Master of Arts Specialized in Music Performance-Soloist with Prof. Karl-Andreas Kolly.
2011 and 2012, participation in the International piano master class with Prof. Friedemann Rieger Castle Filseck (D).
2011-2012 organist at the reformed parish Seuzach.
Since 2011 piano teacher at the music school Stäfa and 2011-2014 at the Youth Music School Winterthur and environment (Altikon, Birchwil, Dinhard, Hettlingen, Nürensdorf, Pfungen, Sennhof, Seuzach, Turbenthal, Wiesendangen, Winterthur Seen).
2012 Degrees in Master Specialized Music Performance - Soloist at ZHdK (Master of Arts ZFH) , Swiss Matura and organ diploma at the organ course Schaffhausen.
2013 Illya is a piano teacher at the Zurich Music Academy, the Winterthur Youth Music School and the surrounding areas.
2014-2015 he completes a CAS studying jazz and pop performance at the Zurich University of the Arts with pianist André Desponds (1998 the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation awards a grant to André Desponds for the release of a music CD).