Described by the American Record Guide as a player whose fine tone and technique are coupled with feeling and power, Ibrahim Aziz has garnered international reputation as one of the leading viol players of his generation.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ibrahim Aziz studied in London where he has been based for the last twenty years, regularly performing with various established ensembles in the UK and abroad.
Ibrahim has collaborated with many distinguished personalities such as soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, composer Ilan Eshkeri, natural historian Sir David Attenborough and actor Geoffrey Palmer. He has performed for HRH Prince Charles at Highgrove House, appeared in the BBC Proms with The Rose Consort of Viols, and played on numerous occasions at the Wigmore Hall in London.
In South East Asia he has played in the George Town Festival in Penang with the Wicked Music People, and with the same group recently performed in the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in Kuala Lumpur.
Ibrahim Aziz's solo CD, "Risonanze" was released in May 2019 on First Hand Records to critical acclaim (a recording to be reckoned with) and his next album, featuring the music of GF Handel with harpsichordist Masumi Yamamoto is due to be released in the spring 2020.
On last Sunday we could listen to the art of 'Ibi' in the Music Room Oetrange, in Luxembourg. Here are two unaccompanied pieces by Carl Friedrich Abel, recorded live on this occasion (podcast).
FCE site members may listen to the whole live concert recording - featuring Robert Kania on harpsichord. One more excerpt (Haendel duo) is available for some days on the Continuo playlist Dernier Morceau (Accueil / homepage).
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