Described by the Times as “a thoughtful and sensitive pianist”, Ashok was prize winner at the 2016 Ferrier Awards, the 2017 Bonn Beethoven Competition and the 2018 Royal Overseas League Competition.
Ashok has enjoyed collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists including Alessandro Fisher, Sarah-Jane Brandon, Dame Sarah Connolly, Louise Kemény, Dame Ann Murray, Daniel Pailthorpe, Jâms Coleman, Olivier Stankiewicz, Lorenza Borrani and Luise Buchberger.
He has performed at major music centres including Wigmore Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Holywell Music Room, Bonn Beethoven-Haus, Glyndebourne and festivals including Oxford Lieder, Leeds Lieder, Buxton and Cheltenham.
Ashok is gaining experience as a conductor, studying with Sian Edwards, Toby Purser, Peter Davies and Daniel Hogan. He has assisted at Royal Danish Opera, Garsington Opera and Opera North and, this winter, will work with opera students at Guildhall School of Music and Drama as they prepare their scenes. He has also been a visiting coach at the Royal Academy of Music.
Ashok is also an arranger, whose arrangements for Jasdeep Degun and Cameron Shahbazi have been recorded for OperaVision and Deutsche Grammophon.
Ashok is grateful to the Leverhulme Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Leonard Hancock Memorial Foundation for their support, and to his teachers Margaret Fingerhut, Charles Owen, Pascal Nemerovski, Philip Martin and Helen Porter.