IKLECTIK presents :
A Question…An Answer’. It’s a programme mixing the works of John Milton and Shakespeare alongside music by the eccentric soldier and musician, Tobias Hume, who died in 1645.
Ibi Aziz & Anne Rongy – Viola de Gamba – Readings by Ann Kenton Barker
Wednesday 1 March – Doors 7.30pm – Music 8pm | BUY TICKETS : Advanced £10 – Door £12
Ibrahim Aziz studied the viol with Alison Crum at Trinity College of Music in London where he won numerous prizes as a soloist, ensemble player and conductor, including the Ricordi Conducting Prize in 2003 and the prestigious Isabelle Bond Gold Medal in 2005. He participated in several masterclasses on the viol while a student, a.o. with Jordi Savall and Wieland Kuijken. His musical interests range from Renaissance consort repertory to baroque operas and contemporary music, a number of which he has commissioned.
A member of the Rose Consort of Viols as well as several other ensembles in Europe, Ibrahim has collaborated with many distinguished artists such as singers Emma Kirkby and Clare Wilkinson, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, recorder players Emma Murphy and Pamela Thorby, gamba player Charles Medlam, jazz musicians Liam Noble and David Wickins, the contemporary music company Sound Affairs with composer Charlie Barber, and the Oxford-based baroque ensemble Charivari Agréable. He has appeared on the BBC and Dutch radio stations as well as on various recordings on the Signum, Delphian and Deux-Elles labels.
Ibrahim has performed in many festivals worldwide for all kinds of audiences ranging from the BBC Proms to Christmas shoppers on Oxford Street to Highgrove House for HRH The Prince of Wales. He is a current tutor at Morley College London and regularly teaches at numerous other courses around the world.
Anne Rongy, after her studying cello and singing at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels, Anne Rongy receveid tuition on viola da gamba from Sophie Watillon, then from Mieneke van der Velden at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam and Marianne Muller at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon. She has also attended courses and masterclasses of Wieland Kuijken, Paolo Pandolfo and Alison Crum. Having interest in earlier repertoires she went on studying medieval fiddle and renaissance viol with Randall Cook at the Schola Cantorum in Basel and recently completed a specialization degree with honours on Italian renaissance viol music (viola bastarda) with Roberto Gini at the Conservatory of Parma.
Anne enjoys working with all kinds of early music ensembles: besides being cofounder of Sestina Consort, she is also exploring the solo repertoire for viola da gamba as well as baroque chamber music with harpsichordist Nathalie Leuenberger, with whom she founded the ensemble Le Nymphe di Rheno. She performs regularly in various festivals and concert series in Europa (including Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Norway, Poland, U.K. and the Netherlands) and has taken part in several CD recordings (a.o. for Challenge Records, K617, Xynix Opera) and broadcasts (DRS, RTBF, BRT, France Musique, Arte, ORF, CKRL Québec).
In addition to her musical activities, Anne has a special interest in historical dance, having in 2006 made her debut in a production of Rousseau’s opera “Le Devin du Village” in Solothurn (Schloss Waldegg, Ensemble Cantus Firmus, dir. Andreas Reize) and since then regularly taking part in various dance projects.