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Pianist, Composer

Ify Iwobi is a multi award winning Classical/Contemporary Pianist and Composer
who was born in Swansea, Wales. She specialises in playing Classical/
Contemporary works and composes for many genres such as Classical, Pop, Rock
and Electronic Music. Her original works include 'Illuminate,' an eleven track album
where she composed the Music and collaborated with singers worldwide. Most recently, she has branched into R'n'B/Afrobeat and has released 'Bossin' It' EP, working with singers from Wales and Nigeria. Two of her Pieces from 'Bossin' It' EP 'Love Rapsody' and 'Thinking About You' have been listed as BBC Radio Wales A List Tracks. Her
inspirations include 20th Century Composers such as Francis Poulenc, Sergei
Rachmaninoff, but also popular artists such as Ed Sheeran, Adele and Taylor Swift.
One of her Contemporary Idols include Clean Bandit, a band who mix Classical
with Electronic Music and are instrumentalists who work with a range of singers.
She has achieved Grade 8 Piano and studied Music in school, even specialising
and achieving a Degree in Music at University. She performs solo and with session
musicians. Credits include Royal Welsh College Of Music and Drama, Wales
Millennium Centre, Temple Of Peace, Welsh Assembly, National Museum Wales,
National Waterfront Museum, City Hall and even internationally such as London,
Nigeria and America. She regularly plays for Black History Month and mentors
piano students as part of Black History Cymru 365.

Awards include:
Black History Young Musician Of The Year: 2016
Swansea Bay Young Achievers Award: 2017
Ethnic Minority Welsh Women's Achiebement Award - Finalist: 2017
Ethnic Minority Welsh Women's Achievement Award - Winner For Arts And Music:
2019

Ify Iwobi plays and composes in an array of styles from Classical to Pop, Rock,
Jazz and even Electronic Music. Her original works are based on concepts that
people can relate to such as hope, fear, happiness, sadness and contentment. She
is inspired by 20th Century Composers and their use of openly experimental chords
with soaring tunes, seen in works such as Francis Poulenc, George Gershwin, and
Aaron Copland. She uses the Piano to compose her works and then arranges the
Instruments herself, with the help of producers in the Studio. Ify has written over 33
original Pieces, which include film music, scores for soundtracks and full ensemble
works in a variety of genres. Ify performs at a number of functions, including official
Performances, charitable causes and weddings. Charitable causes include playing
for Barnado's, a children's charity, Onani Foundation Sight2020, a Welsh based charity supporting blind and partially sighted children in Malawi and Professor
Joseph Ogbonna Education Foundation, which educates disadvantaged children in
rural villages of Eastern Nigeria. She also teaches Piano and has more than 20
people in her Piano School. Ify also runs an National Lottery Heritage Funded
Project called Crossing Borders, Music and Heritage, an Project where young
ethnic minority people aged 13 - 25 learn Music and Dance and explore culture and
identity through the arts. She has over 33 Participants, and they have performed in
Wales Millennium Centre and Dance Days for example.

Location

Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

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