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Biography

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 Carnegia Hall (New York), Musikverein Wien, Kölner Philharmonie, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls (Lonon), 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. 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. Read More

 

Latest News

  • Shigeru Kawai

    Shigeru Kawai, are providing Ashley with an SK-EX Concert Piano for fourteen concerts throughout the ECHO tour.

    September 1, 2014
  • Rheinishe Post

    "Sometimes breathtakingly fast, sometimes as slowly as a narrator telling his story in the moment, some folksy and temperamental...

    August 21, 2014
  • Brighton Festival

    Ashley Fripp, self-contained and confident, filled the auditorium with his rendition of Beethoven’s ‘Sonata No. 31....

    May 23, 2014
  • 5-stars review from the Birmingham Post (March 2014)

    This Town Hall recital was Fripp's reward for winning the 2012 Brant International Piano Competition....

    March 12, 2014
  • Mittelbayerische

    "The moment British pianist Ashley Fripp laid his hands on the keys, Mendelssohn's music became elegant....

    January 18, 2014
  • Chopin’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

    Ashley Fripp's recording of Chopin's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

    October 21, 2013
  • European Piano Competition

    The 4th edition of the European Piano Competition took place from the 9th to the 20 of October 2013, in Normandy.

    October 19, 2013
  • Echo

    Ashley Fripp has been selected to give a European-wide tour at many of the most illustrious halls across the continent.

    July 12, 2013
  • Worshipful Company of Musicians

    Ashley Fripp wins the Worshipful Company of Musicians most prestigious award - The Prince's Prize.

    April 4, 2013
  • Hamamatsu International Piano Competition

    Ashley Fripp wins Diploma of Outstanding Merit at the 8th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.

    November 24, 2012
  • Brant International Piano Competition 2012

    Ashley Fripp wins 1st Prize at the Brant International Piano Competition 2012

    July 1, 2012
  • Guildhall Gold Medal 2012

    The Guildhall School is delighted to announce that 23 year old Ashley Fripp is the winner of this year’s Gold Medal.

    May 2, 2012
  • Podcast

    Podcast interview about the Guildhall Gold Medal Prize Competition 2012

    April 13, 2012
  • ClassicalSource – Review

    His sensitive touch and dynamic variance paid many dividends during this complete presentation of [Rachmaninov Preludes]

    February 15, 2012
  • Yes Magazine

    Talking about preparing for a career as a concert pianist...

    October 21, 2011

Diary

  • 15
    Aug
    2016
    Edinburgh Festival Fringe
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
    14:00 -
    17
    Aug
    2016
    Edinburgh Festival Fringe
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
    09:30 -
    17
    Aug
    2016
    Edinburgh Festival Fringe
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
    14:00 -
    18
    Aug
    2016
    Edinburgh Festival Fringe
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
    09:30 -
    08
    Oct
    2016
    Stellenbosch
    South Africa
  • 15
    Oct
    2016
    Pretoria
    South Africa
    20
    Nov
    2016
    Darlington Piano Society
    Darlington
    15:00 -
    22
    Nov
    2016
    Sunderland Pianoforte Society
    Sunderland
    19:15 -
    30
    Nov
    2016
    St. Martin's Church
    Ruislip
    12:15 -
    10
    Dec
    2016
    Famington Farm
    19:30 -
  • 20
    Mar
    2017
    Barnes Music Festival
    London
    19:30 -
    04
    Apr
    2017
    Richmond Concert Society
    London
    19:45 -

Repertoire

  • Listen Solo

    Solo Repertoire

    Please use the link below to read Ashley Fripp's solo repertoire list, spanning from Bach to Adès.

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  • Listen Concerto

    Concerto Repertoire

    Please use the link below to read Ashley Fripp's repertoire of Baroque to 20th Century concertos.

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  • Listen CD

    Chopin Piano Concertos

    Excerpts by kind permission of Spektral Records. Please use the link below for full track listing and video interview.

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