Reiko Ichise

Born in Tokyo, Reiko Ichise moved to London in 1991 to study viol at the Royal College of Music. She is now one of the country‘s leading viola da gamba players, working and recording regularly across the world with many prestigious ensembles including Fretwork, The Purcell Quartet, Florilegium, the Gabrieli Consort, Early Opera Company, English Chamber Orchestra, Concordia and The Royal Ballet.

“The musical highlights of Florilegium’s programme were actually the breathtaking virtuoso solo viola (da gamba) playing of Reiko Ichise in a suite by Marin Marais,…” Michael Dervan, Irish Times, Sligo Festival of Baroque Music 2011