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
Shigeru Kawai, are providing Ashley with an SK-EX Concert Piano for fourteen concerts throughout the ECHO tour.
"Sometimes breathtakingly fast, sometimes as slowly as a narrator telling his story in the moment, some folksy and temperamental...
Ashley Fripp, self-contained and confident, filled the auditorium with his rendition of Beethoven’s ‘Sonata No. 31....
This Town Hall recital was Fripp's reward for winning the 2012 Brant International Piano Competition....
"The moment British pianist Ashley Fripp laid his hands on the keys, Mendelssohn's music became elegant....
Ashley Fripp's recording of Chopin's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
The 4th edition of the European Piano Competition took place from the 9th to the 20 of October 2013, in Normandy.
Ashley Fripp has been selected to give a European-wide tour at many of the most illustrious halls across the continent.
Ashley Fripp wins the Worshipful Company of Musicians most prestigious award - The Prince's Prize.
Ashley Fripp wins Diploma of Outstanding Merit at the 8th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.
Ashley Fripp wins 1st Prize at the Brant International Piano Competition 2012
The Guildhall School is delighted to announce that 23 year old Ashley Fripp is the winner of this year’s Gold Medal.
Podcast interview about the Guildhall Gold Medal Prize Competition 2012
His sensitive touch and dynamic variance paid many dividends during this complete presentation of [Rachmaninov Preludes]
Talking about preparing for a career as a concert pianist...
Please use the link below to read Ashley Fripp's solo repertoire list, spanning from Bach to Adès.
Please use the link below to read Ashley Fripp's repertoire of Baroque to 20th Century concertos.
Excerpts by kind permission of Spektral Records. Please use the link below for full track listing and video interview.