Jakov Jakoulov is an award-winning composer and pianist. He has written four ballets, twelve instrumental concertos, music for over 20 theatrical, TV, and cinema productions, and numerous symphonic, chamber, and choral works. Jakoulov’s music has been commissioned and presented by Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland; Boston Symphony for Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival; International Arts Festivals in Scotland, France, and Italy; Kammerspille (Munich, Germany); Lilla (Helsinki, Finland); New European Strings Orchestra (London, UK); Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Fort Worth Symphony; Juilliard Orchestra; Armenian National Symphony Orchestra; and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Jakoulov has been awarded grants from Worldwide Concurrent Premieres Commissioning Fund, American Composers Forum, and an Erasmus Grant for Professionals from the University of Viterbo in Italy. He is a recipient of nine annual awards of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers; Eliot Norton Award of Boston Theater Critics Association; nominee for the 1993 award in music composition by the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and Elected Member of National Honor Music Society. Jakov's music has been recorded and published by Omnibus Classics (England), Orfeo (Germany), Naxos (USA), Artona (USA), and Boston Records (USA). Jakov is a Doctor of Musical Arts of Boston University.