Participant of contest 2017

Ashok Gupta

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Ashok Gupta

Award-winning pianist Ashok Gupta pursues a varied career as a keyboardist. As a pianist he has performed in international festivals, live broadcasts and recordings. In 2014, he made his debut at Birmingham Symphony Hall; in 2015 he performed Skryabin's Piano Concerto and, in 2016, Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto. In 2016 Ashok won the Accompanist's Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Awards; this led to recitals with singers in UK venues including the Wigmore Hall. As a fortepiano soloist he has performed with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra under Ivor Bolton and, as an organist, he has worked at the Chapels Royal and Westminster Abbey.

As a repetiteur he has worked at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English National, Dutch National and Dijon Opera. Ashok maintains a busy career as a continuo player. He has recorded several times with the Arcangelo ensemble, and performed with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the BBC Philharmonic and Irish Chamber Orchestra. In 2016 Ashok received the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement from Birmingham City University and the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Ashok Gupta 2017