Ilari Hylkila is a man of melodies from Finland. His catalog includes 24 works for wind band, 12 for orchestra, and numerous pieces for chamber ensemble. He has won prizes in six composition competitions and has been a finalist for several others. His music has gained a foothold among others in Finland, USA, Norway, Germany, Estonia, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Hylkila currently resides in Espoo, Finland.