British pianist Ashley Fripp frequently appears as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, having performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australia. Recent highlights include the Carnegie Hall (New York), Musikverein (Vienna), the Philharmonie Cologne, Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), the Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls (London), Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Cité de la musique (Paris), Hamamatsu City Concert Hall (Japan), the Megaron (Athens) and the Laeiszhalle (Hamburg).
He has won prizes at more than a dozen national and international competitions, including the coveted Gold Medal from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Diploma of Outstanding Merit at the 8th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the Brant International Piano Competition, The Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Prince’s Prize, 1st Prize at the Royal Over-Seas League Piano Competition and 3rd Prize at the European Piano Competition (CEPOR). He was chosen as a ‘Rising Star’ by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), following nomination from the Barbican Centre, and has also performed in the Edinburgh, Brighton, Chipping Campden and City of London Festivals and given live broadcasts on a number of networks including BBC television and radio, Euroclassical, Musiq’3 (Belgium) Radio Luxembourg and Eurovision TV. He has collaborated with a variety of well-known conductors including Semyon Bychkov, James Judd, Vasily Petrenko, Robertas Šervenikas and Peter Stark.
Ashley Fripp studied at the Purcell School with Emily Jeffrey and recently graduated with a Masters distinction from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he was also awarded the Premier Prix and Lord Mayor’s Prize and is currently undertaking an Artist Diploma studying with Ronan O’Hora.
Ashley Fripp’s CD recording of both Chopin Piano Concertos is available on the Spektral Records label.