Born in Kiev / Ukraine, violinist, violist and conductor, Ilia Korol is an internationally acclaimed artist. He comes from Kiev, studied first at the Moscow Conservatory College and then at the Moscow Conservatory. Abraham Stern, Gelya Dubrova and Marina Iashvili were his professors. In addition to his education with a focus on the Romantic and Modern repertoire, he began early specializing in the old music and historical performance practice.
He lives in Austria since 1997, where he received Austrian citizenship in 2001 for his musical achievements.He played with orchestras such as the Musica Antiqua Koln, with which he was in 2006 as a "guest leader" on a U.S. tour, in places like Carnegie Hall in New York, the Disney Hall Los Angeles, Berkeley, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica.
Ilia Korol has worked as a concertmaster and a soloist of different orchestras: the Vienna Academy, the Musica Angelica L.A (United States), the Bach Ensemble by Joshua Rifkin and the Spanish Baroque Orchestra RCOC. He was also a member of the ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria and the Clemencic Consort.
2003 Ilia Korol and Julia Moretti founded the chamber orchestra moderntimes1800, which he directed at the RuhrTriennale Festival, the Salzburg Festspiele Festival, in the Theatre an der Wien, at the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Rheingau Music Festival, at the Innsbruck Festwochen Festival, the Wiener Festwochen Festival, La Chaise Dieu Festival and Handel Festspielen Halle and with which he has appeared on numerous international festivals and concert halls at home and abroad with great success. Over the years famous conductors and soloist worked with moderntimes1800 including Reinhard Goebel, Renй Jacobs, Daniel Reuss, Michael Schade, Anna Prohaska, Karina Gauvin, Daniel Taylor, Juliane Banse, Patricia Petibon, Simone Kermes, Vivica Genaux, Christoph and Julian Prйgardien and others.
Numerous CD recordings attest his lively chamber music activities as well. His last CD publications in this area are the first recording of Brahms violin sonatas on historical instruments with Natalia Grigorieva (CD of the month and the year of 'music web international').
The world premiere recording of violin sonatas by George Onslow with Norbert Zeilberger was awarded a Diapason d'Or and was enthusiastically received by the press. Also, the 2008 released CD "Sinfonias from the Enlightenment" with moderntimes_1800 was awarded a Diapason d'Or.
As a passionate teacher, Ilia Korol has led and is still leading numerous masterclasses at the Academy of Performing Arts in Vienna, at the Moscow Conservatory, at the Belgrade Music Academy, in Gmunden Austria Baroque Academy, at the Innsbruck Festival at UCLA and Los Angeles. From 2008 to 2010
Ilia Korol was a lecturer in early music education course at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Innsbruck. Some of his students have become internationally renowned artists.