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 chamber music.
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.
Visit www.plushmusic.tv to download live video performances of Ashok in the Barbirolli Quartet
For a copy of my formal performance CV, please download the file below. For further information on my teaching work and a copy of my teaching CV, please contact me using the form on this website.
Ashok Klouda CV.doc
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For a full repertoire list, please download this file:
Repertoire List with timings.doc
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