San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
L. v. Beethoven
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110
i) Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
ii) Scherzo: Allegro molto
iii) Adagio ma non troppo – Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo) – L'istesso tempo di Arioso – L'istesso tempo della Fuga poi de nuovo vivente
Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face - “Ode to Joy” and “Tango”
Notturno (Night Piece)
Suite, Op. 14
iii) Allegro molto
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, Asia, North America, Africa and Australia. Recent highlights include the Carnegie Hall (New York), Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Philharmonie Cologne, Bozar (Brussels), the Royal Festival, Barbican and Wigmore Halls (London), the Laeiszhalle (Hamburg), Cité de la musique (Paris), Hamamatsu City Concert Hall (Japan), the Megaron (Athens), Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Gulbenkian Auditorium (Lisbon) and the Konserthus (Stockholm).
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, 1st Prize at the Royal Over-Seas League Piano Competition and 3rd Prize at the European Piano Competition (CEPOR). He was chosen as a 'Rising Star' by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), 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 Hungary, Spain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium and Portugal. He has collaborated with a variety of well-known conductors including Semyon Bychkov, James Judd, Vasily Petrenko, Robertas Šervenikas and Peter Stark.
Ashley Fripp studied at the Purcell School with Emily Jeffrey and recently graduated with a Masters distinction from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he was also awarded the Premier Prix and Lord Mayor's Prize and is currently completing an Artist Diploma studying with Ronan O’Hora.
Ashley Fripp's CD recording of both Chopin Piano Concertos is available on the Spektral Records label.
When & Where
Beethoven Piano Society of Europe
The Beethoven Society of Europe was established in London in March 1993 by a steering committee of distinguished pianists and scholars. Activities for our members involve musicians and scholars from all over Europe and beyond, concerned with the enrichment of both performance and reception of the repertoire. Through a wide variety of events the Society aims to encourage the highest standards of interpretation and scholarship. Our programme of events covers such issues as the comparative study of interpretation and editions, the historical context of the oeuvre, and the most recent Beethoven research. Our concerts feature not only the familiar repertoire of sonatas and concertos but also the less frequently performed chamber and piano music.