Influenced and inspired by his very musical family, Ibrahim Azzam showed exceptional talent at the age of five, with both his singing and instrumental skills on the oud. Born in Palestine, his father and mother were singers known for their vast command of the Arab traditional musical repertoire. From the age of ten, Azzam studied for a period of eight years with professor Hikmat Shaheen, a leading Palestinian composer and oud performer. In 1975, Azzam moved to England and made his new home in London. Since then, he has established himself as one of the leading Arab vocalists in Europe and the Middle East.