Ashok Gupta & David Powell
Chapel Arts

Ashok Gupta & David Powell

This Event Takes Place @ Chapel Arts, Cheltenham (Chapel Arts, Knapp Road (Near St. James Square), Cheltenham. GL50 3QQ)

A programme to include Debussy and Chopin.

We are thrilled to welcome back these two renowned classical musicians.

David Powell

David Powell was appointed Sub-Principal Cellist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra by Sir Simon Rattle, a position he still holds today under their Musical Director Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla.  He has collaborated with many of the world's finest conductors and soloists and has toured and recorded extensively.In addition he has worked with the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic Orchestras.

As a chamber musician David has performed at many festivals with the Bochman Trio, his cello and harp duo "51 Strings" as well as Trio Severn, of which he is a founder member. He regularly performs in the CBSO's Centre Stage series of concerts.

Educated at Oxford, he studied with Jacqueline Du Pre, David Strange and Bernard Greenhouse of the Beaux Trio. He has served as Chair of the CBSO Benevolent Fund, Trustee for the Cotswold Suzuki Violin Group, coach for the CBSO Youth Orchestra, the National Schools Symphony Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Ashok Gupta

Ashok has performed in major concert venues including the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn; the Wigmore Hall, London; Symphony Hall, Birmingham; the Sage, Gateshead and the Mozarteum, Salzburg; and several international music festivals including the BBC Proms, the London Music Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival.

Ashok’s versatility as a continuo player and orchestral keyboardist has put him in demand with several leading orchestras and conductors. He has also worked as a répétiteur for some of Europe’s leading opera companies, including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, English National Opera and Dutch National Opera.

Ashok is the recipient of the Chamber Music Prize in the Bonn International Beethoven Competition, the Kerr Memorial Prize in London’s Royal Overseas League Competition, and the Accompanist’s Prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition.  He was also awarded the Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement from Birmingham City University and the Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

He studied at Cambridge University, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and London Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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