24 February 2018
J.S. Bach: Partita No.2 in C min
Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26
Chopin: Barcarolle in F#, Op.60,
4 Mazurkas, Op.24,
Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op.22
Thomas Adès: 3 Mazurkas, Op. 27
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, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia. Recent international highlights include the Carnegie Hall (New York), Musikverein Wien, Kölner Philharmonie, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls (London), Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Cité de la musique Paris, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Konserthuset Stockholm, the Megaron (Athens) the L’auditori (Barcelona), Konzerthaus Dortmund and the Gulbenkian Auditorium (Lisbon).
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 and Silver Medal, 1st Prize at the Royal Over-Seas League Piano Competition, Semi-finalist Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition and 3rd Prize at the Concours Européen de Piano (CEPOR). He was chosen as a Rising Star by the European Concert Hall Organisation and has also performed in the Edinburgh, Brighton, Chipping Campden, Bath and City of London Festivals as well as the Festival Pontino di Musica (Italy). A frequent guest on broadcasting networks, Ashley has appeared on BBC television and radio, Euroclassical, Eurovision TV and the national radio stations of Luxembourg, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium. He has collaborated with a variety of well-known conductors including Semyon Bychkov, James Judd, Vasily Petrenko, Robertas Šervenikas and Peter Stark.