Ainolnaim Azizol


Azizol Ainolnaim

Ainolnaim Azizol is one of Malaysia’s pianist-composer. He received his formal music education at the tender age of 9, later on studying piano performance and pedagogy at the University Of Science Malaysia (USM). As for composing, this  young composer self-thought himself all the basics. With a driving passion in exploring his musical sense and thought in composition, he was accepted to further his master’s  study in music composition and technology at the Birmingham Conservatoire under the guidance of  Joe Cutler, Simon Hall, Ed Bennett, Geoff Hann and among others. Ainol has written a range of compositions and most of his works was written for both western instruments and Malay Gamelan in form of contemporary – styled music. Some of his music has won several music composition competitions and also has been selected for various performances such as the 2011 Malaysia Young Composers Concert   Series, 2011 Young Composers in Southeast Asia Competition and Music Festival Bandung by the Goethe Institute & UPI  - Indonesia, Carl von Ossietzky Composition Competition by the University of Oldenburg, Music Department 2011/12 Germany, International Chamber Music Meeting by the University of Evora, Portugal 2011 etc. Besides that, he was commissioned to compose new gamelan music by the Malaysian Government – Department of Cultural and Arts 2010/11.