After Diasporas (2007), Diachronism (2009), Diagnostic (2011) and Wind (2012), Ibrahim Maalouf released his last album ILLUSIONS in 2013 for which he received from the French Music Awards prize for Best World Music Album. After a prestigious classical career with several international awards (France, Hungary, Finland, USA), the 1st prize of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and after having collaborated with many symphony and chamber orchestras and ensembles throughout the world, Ibrahim became a well-known figure on the music scene thanks to his collaboration with singers such as Sting, Amadou et Mariam, Lhasa de Sela, Salif Keita, Vanessa Paradis and many others who wanted to use his sound and his unique playing style to add new colors to their music.
Ibrahim was rapidly recognized by the Jazz world and his five albums were unanimously acclaimed by the national and international press. By 2013, Ibrahim Maalouf was the French instrumentalist with the highest sales in France over the previous three years. Ibrahim also composes music for Cinéma. In 2013, he composed the soundtracks of Smart Ass (Kim Chapiron), Yves Saint Laurent (Jalil Lespert) distributed by Harvey Weinstein in the USA, and Red Rose (Sepideh Farsi). Ibrahim also composes music for symphonic orchestras and different ensembles and teaches improvisation for all instruments at the Conservatoire Supérieur in Paris. In 2006, Ibrahim created his own label: Mi’ster Productions.
US Tour Dates
9/29 @ Wexner Center – Columbus, OH
9/30 – 10/01 @ JALC – New York, NY