Described by the press as 'an endlessly fascinating artist', Ashley Wass is established as one of the most respected musicians of his generation. He is the winner of the London International Piano Competition, prizewinner at the Leeds Piano Competition, and a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.
Ashley has performed at many of the finest concert halls around the world including Wigmore Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, King’s Place, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Bridgewater Hall to name a few.
He has performed concertos with a range of orchestras, including all of the BBC orchestras, the Philharmonia, Orchestre National de Lille, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, RLPO and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with Sir Simon Rattle and the CBSO and has recently performed acclaimed debuts in Germany, France, Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Israel, Armenia, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, the USA and Cuba.
A regular guest in recent years at the BBC Proms, Ashley has performed Vaughan Williams’ Piano Concerto, John Foulds’ Dynamic Triptych, and works by Stravinsky, Antheil, and a premiere by John McCabe - all to great acclaim.
Regular chamber music partners include Daishin Kashimoto (concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic), Ilya Gringolts, Maxim Rysanov, Matthew Trusler and Guy Johnston. He is a frequent guest of music festivals around the world, including the Pharos Chamber Music Festival, Bath, Ako Festival (Japan), Cheltenham, Kuhmo, Ravinia, and the Marlboro Festival playing solo recitals and chamber music with musicians such as Mitsuko Uchida, Steven Isserlis, Richard Goode and members of the Guarneri Quartet and Beaux Arts Trio.
Ashley Wass is the Artistic Director of the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival - the festival has grown from strength to strength during his tenure, with sold out performances of challenging repertoire and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Ashley is a Professor of Piano at the Royal College of Music, London.