Ashok Klouda LRAM, BMus, PGDip Adv, Konzertdiplom
Cellist Ashok Klouda has performed all over the world and currently leads a busy
and varied career combining solo performances and teaching with a variety of
Ashok made his solo Wigmore Hall debut in 2010 as a result of winning the
Worshipful Company of Musicians/Concordia Foundation Young Artists Fund award.
He has won many other awards and prizes, including 1st prize in the 2006 J. & A.
Beare Solo Bach Competition, the 2007 Royal College of Music Cello Competition
and the 2009 Tunnell Trust concert scheme with pianist Joseph Middleton.
Ashok is a Founder and joint Artistic Director of the Highgate International
Chamber Music Festival in which he has performed with musicians such as Nicola
Benedetti and Priya Mitchell.
Currently a member of the Artea Quartet, Ashok is also a member of the Callaghan
Piano Trio, the Klouda/Zagoranski cello & classical accordion duo, cello octet
Cellophony and KlouDuo, a violin & cello duo with his wife Natalie Klouda.
From 2009 to 2011 Ashok was cellist in the Barbirolli Quartet, during which time
he toured Singapore and New Zealand, appeared throughout Europe as part of the
ECHO ‘Rising Stars’ scheme and performed on the 1692 ‘Segelman’ Stradivarius
cello kindly loaned to him by the Royal Academy of Music.
Passionate about both performing and teaching, Ashok is a member of the Advisory
Board for The London Cello Society and was recently invited to give a cello
Performance Class at the Royal Academy of Music.
Ashok has performed many times on BBC Radio 3. He has recorded for the Nimbus
Alliance label with the Barbirolli Quartet, the Music Chamber and Edition
Classics labels as a member of Cellophony, and in 2013 will be recording for
Champs Hill Records with the Artea Quartet.
Fee (45 minutes): £35.00
Fee (60 minutes): £45.00
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