Ilia Laporev was born in Vilnius (Lithuania) in a musical family. When he was seven years old, he started following cello lessons in the Special School for Music in Minsk (Belarus) whith Prof. V. Perlin. There where regulary perfomances and on his thirteenth anniversary he made his first appearances on the Belarus state television. During his study he won two first prizes in national music competitions and he performed regulary as soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of Belarus.
From 1984 till 1989, Ilia Laporev studied at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moskow with prof. N. Shachovskaya (student of M. Rostropovich and First Laureate of the Second International Tchaikovsky Music contest).
After his studies, he became the first cello of the Symphonic Orchestra of the “Flemish Opera”. In 1991, he made his debut with the Symphonic Orchestra as soloist performing Russian Music. After 1991, he performed regulary as soloist with different orchestras in Belgium and in other countries and with famous conductors : Silvio Varviso, Stefan Soltezs, Rudolf Werthen, Bernard Klee, Roy Goodman, Massimo Zanetti, Robert Groslot ... .
Ilia Laporev has made the perfomance of chamber music his speciality. As soloist and member of different chamber music ensembles, he performed in many European, Asian and South-American countries as well as in South-Africa. There are regulary recitals with excellent pianists such as Edith Fischer, Jan Michiels, Dejan Lazic,Alexander Madzar, Levente Kende, Timur Sergeyenia,... . Since 2001 he performs in a Cello -Piano duo with Boyan Vodenitcharov.
He works intensive with world famous musicians as Walter Boeykens- klarinet, Michail Bezverkhny- violin, Michail Kugel- altviolin. In 2005 he became the first solo cellist with "Orchestre Philarmonique du Luxembourg". In 1995 he started as a cello lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music of Antwerp. There are regular master-classes in Rusia, Belgium, South-Africa and Portugal. From 2005 Ilia Laporiev is a member of the Trio Sonnetto with the pianist Vitaly Samoshko and the violinist Leonid Kerbel. This trio is guided and inspired by a world famous pianist Paul Badura -Skoda.