Together with violinist Natalie Klouda and pianist Irina Botan, Ashok founded the Highgate International Chamber Music Festival which took place for the first time December 14th-16th 2012. The festival featured five concerts which brought together an array of fantastic musicians such as Nicola Benedetti, Priya Mitchell and members from today's leading ensembles such as the Artea, Barbirolli, Brodski, Finzi, London Haydn and Navarra quartets, the Erato and Rhodes piano trios and Cellophony.
Thanks to all those involved, the festival was a great success. Please visit the festival website: www.chambermusicfestival.co.uk and support it if you can. We are determined to make HICMF an annual fixture and we really need to find funding not only to ensure we can bring musicians of such a high calibre to the festival in the future, but also so that we can fund our HICMF Outreach Project which has the aim of bringing high quality chamber music to those less able to attend the festival. More information is available on the website.
Photos from the HICMF 2012 coming soon!