He has produced a distinguished and culturally unique body of work characterised by a merging of musical influences from his native Central Asia with postmodernist compositional styles of Russia and Eastern Europe. Yanov-Yanovsky’s music has been commissioned and performed by leading musicians and musical organisations in the United States, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Kronos Quartet, soprano Dawn Upshaw, and the New Juilliard Ensemble. From 2008-2010, Yanov-Yanovsky was a composer-in-residence at Harvard University, with support from the Scholars at Risk Program. During the same period, he taught music composition at Dartmouth College. His music has been recognised internationally through prizes and awards, recordings, and performances in prestigious concert venues. Yanov-Yanovsky is also a prolific composer of film soundtracks. From 1996-2006, he served as artistic director of the International Contemporary Music Festival Ilkhom-XX, in Tashkent, the only festival of its kind in Central Asia.