Biography

Cyrill Ibrahim is a Dutch pianist who lives in London. He is a graduate from the Royal College of Music where he studied with a full scholarship awarded by the government of The Netherlands.

His debut album, ‘Dialogue’, features works by Bach, Debussy, Schubert en Schumann. Just after the release of his disc he became ‘Artist of the Week’ at BBC Radio 3. He also appeared on ‘The One Show’ at BBC One. Recently he played live on In Tune at BBC Radio 3.

Ibrahim has performed at major venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, St John’s Smith Square in London and the Philharmonie in Berlin.

Ibrahim was born in 1984 in Rotterdam. He studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory where he graduated in 2009 with distinction. Hereafter he studied at the Utrecht conservatory for a year before commencing the Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music with Andrew Ball.

Recently Ibrahim spoke at the Dutch Parliament to give his input on the possible implications of Brexit for the art industries. He is also co-founder of an orchestra that raises awareness for humanitarian causes, such as the refugee crises. The World Harmony Orchestra.

He has worked with renowned pianists such as Maria João Pires. Peter Jablonski, Peter Donohoe and Steven Osborne. The latter wrote of him: ‘I recently met a Dutch pianist, Cyrill Ibrahim, who has an openness that really impressed me, he could be someone really worth listening too.’