Ashley Fripp joins the OPC's judging panel

Described as “disarmingly precocious” by the New York Times, Ashley Fripp has given solo and concerto performances in many of the most prestigious venues throughout the UK, such as the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, Bridgewater Hall, Kings Place and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Recent international tours have taken him throughout Poland, Germany, China, the Netherlands and the USA to such halls as the Carnegie Hall (New York) and the Audimax Hall (Regensburg).

He has won first prizes at more than a dozen national and international competitions, including the 1st Glasgow International Competition for Young Pianists in 2006 and the Award for Keyboard at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2011. He has also made appearances on BBC television and radio and has performed in the Edinburgh International, Chipping Campden, and City of London Festivals.  

Ashley is thrilled to have the opportunity to judge a new piano competition and is looking forward to the task at hand this coming October.