British pianist and conductor Ashok Gupta studied at Dean Close School, Cambridge University, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and London’s Guildhall School.
As a conductor, Ashok recently worked at Danish Opera in Copenhagen where he assisted Robert Houssart on Intet, a community opera by David Bruce featuring a chorus of 90 children and young adults.
Ashok has assisted Ivor Bolton directing the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, and Jonathan Cohen conducting Le Nozze di Figaro in Dijon, St. Etienne and the Hague.
As a pianist, Ashok is the winner of the Chamber Music Prize in the Bonn Beethoven Competition, the Kerr Memorial Prize in London’s Royal Overseas League Competition and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize in the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, in which Alessandro Fisher won joint first prize.
Ashok has performed in major concert venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Gateshead’s Sage, Salzburg’s Mozarteum and Bonn’s Beethoven-Haus. He has collaborated with the DSO Berlin, the OAE, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, the BBC Philharmonic, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra.
Ashok regularly works as a member of music staff at Glyndebourne, and has also worked at ENO, WNO, Garsington and Opera North.