Farhaan (Faz) Shah

Music Facilitator

Born in Oldham, Faz started playing the violin in studios and on tracks from an early age and moved into classical music around 11 – 12 years old.  Faz pursued beat boxing from aged 13 and his since collaborated within numerous platforms of art, culture, music and movement.  At 18 years old, Faz scripted and wrote the music for his own play in which he played the main role, becoming the first person in Oldham to achieve the Gold Arts Award.

Faz has played Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto for Channel 4 with Orchestra United, and recorded and led the recording orchestra for Emmy Award Winning Martyn Swain and with Matt Dunkley, conductor of the films The Dark Knight and Inception. Faz now dedicates his work towards helping young people in education and runs the arts education outreach company Vivo Creative.