I'm a professional flutist. Founder of Marimba Plus band. Worked as a soloist in Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Director of the Moscow Flute Center. Can play beautifully classical, contemporary world music also with jazz flavour. Will record the flute into your track with pleasure.
My experience in music allows me to play many genres like classical, contemporary, world music (global music), smooth jazz, latin, flamenco, pop, e.t.c.
Since 1999 when I start with Marimba Plus band I've participated in many music festivals across borders and also in Russia. We recorded 7 albums and 8 is on the go. Music of Marimba Plus is so different from track to track, from album to album, that it needs all your skills and fantasy to be played as it is. Beautiful mix from many cultures and styles composed by my friend Lev Slepner gives me an ability to expand my regular flute skills and look at music in a new way.
I played in Moscow Philharmonic orchestra for several years under conducting of Jurij Simonov. It was a real school of life. Feeling of score, pitch and intonation are the most important things while playing and recording.
Flute as an instrument could be integrated in any arrangement and give it more colour and air in sound.
Beautiful flute sound will make your arrangement more sophisticated and completed.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Ilja Dvoretskiy
Ilja helped me with two different songs that had prominent flute parts. He was highly responsive, positive, took adjustments well and had a very quick turnaround time both initially and for revisions . Most important, he delivered a musically sensitive performance that enhanced my songs! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a solo flutist.
It's not just a beautiful flute recording — you get a genius improvisation, excellent intonation and rhythmic sence. This man is an absolutely great musician, he can feel your idea and play much better than you have been expecting.
My congratulations on my major contribution to Flute Backings, in the making of accompaniments and the fabulous interpretation of Vincenzo Napoli's compositions for Flute & Harp.. I recommend Ilya for the professionalism and fairness he has shown, and I am absolutely sure that he is the Flute player who can play without any problems any type of music.. Cristina Bran
I met Ilja through the magic of social media. I have been in awe of his talents from the very first listen! He is one of those rare, “master musicians,” that plays just beautifully across any genre imaginable. One might think that would make him hard to approach.. but, I can assure you that is not the case at all. I feel very lucky. Ilja is not only a fabulous musician, he has helped me become a better musician.. And has become a wonderful friend in the process. I would highly endorse him for any of your adventures in music!
Interview with Ilja Dvoretskiy
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I play the flute from when I was seven till now when I'm 45. My path is pretty simple. Music school, college, conservatory, establishing my band Marimba Plus in 1999 that successfully giving concerts till now. Between that I was an artist in several orchestras - one of them is Moscow Philharmonic with whom I have traveled half the world. I played in musicals, recorded at countless studios with many artists like Alexander Panayotov, Soso Pavliashvilli, Sergey Nikitin, Peter Nalich and others. After leaving the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra I with my friend founded the Moscow Flute Center. We opened the flute shop with beautiful showroom, making flute high quality service and giving master-classes. Nothing special what can surprise you, but so many beautiful things happened!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Marimba Plus is the band what I founded with my friend composer and marimbist Lev Slepner. We recorded 7 CDs and the 8 is on the go. Our music is all between genres and eras. I call our genre Art-fusion. It's better to hear once than say a hundred times.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My recital in big cathedral with vocal and organ.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Tatiana Shishkova is a super flexible vocalist. She can sing almost everything from flamenco till afro and even classical.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog is two thumbs up, but digital is faster and more affordable at home.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality, musicality, attentiveness, quick turnaround.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I' absolutely free to choose projects what I'm interested in. And share a little of my vision of music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Commonly there is no questions. Only description and some recommendations about style of playing and so on.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Didn't come across a similar one
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Preferred style, using vibrato, technical requests to record.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I can play whatever you need, but in order to understand my abilities, you had better listen to my works earlier, then we will exactly match.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Flute, fishing rod, dynamo machine. That's enough)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would call my style versatile and flexible. I can weave my flute into almost any arrangement.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: My dream is to play with Sting, play duet with James Galway, maybe U2. Why not?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The main is to hear more music in any genres and styles for to imagine how you can integrate yourself in arrangement should it be hip-hop or classical or even 8-bit style)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Music what I love to hear and to play is classical and modern jazz and fusion. Also I like root based music like world music with many exotic instruments. I like to imitate bansuri or whistle, pimak or pan flute on my modern flute as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My academic education. Also my work with my band Marimba Plus, where I can play in any genre and my skill grows from day to day all my life.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm not only recording the proper nots, but I always inspired by music and put a piece of my soul into it.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I make records in my home studio. I prefer to give a raw track without any equalisation or effects to the customer. Only if customer ask me to put my flute down to the mix I can use some effects to make it sound authentic.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's pretty much simple, because I'm not a professional music engineer. I play flute and I can record it really well, because I feel how it should sound and be mixed. I have AKG LYRA USB mic with integrated audio interface. My DAW is Logic or Ableton Life. And it's enough in most cases.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I always tried to listen to the whole composition or CD firstly, but then I like to listen it carefully two or three times to feel the quality of sound, arrangement tricks, e.t.c. I like how an old jazz was recorded, also I like how Brian Bromberg records his double-bass, some old RCA of James Galway recordings, Pat Metheny, Yellow Jackets, and many other beautiful musicians.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I like to play flute and do it all my life. It's an ideal kind of job mixed up with my passion.