MUSIC | Malu Lin & Ashok Gupta
Chapel Arts

MUSIC | Malu Lin & Ashok Gupta

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

Ashok Gupta

British pianist Ashok Gupta studied at Dean Close School, Cambridge University, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and London’s Guildhall School.

Ashok is the winner of the Chamber Music Prize in the Bonn Beethoven Competition, the Kerr Memorial Prize in London’s Royal Overseas League Competition and the Help Musicians UK Accompanist’s Prize in the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Competition, in which Alessandro Fisher won joint first prize.

Ashok has performed in major concert venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Gateshead’s Sage, Salzburg’s Mozarteum and Bonn’s Beethoven-Haus. He has collaborated with the DSO Berlin, the OAE, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, the BBC Philharmonic, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Salzburg Orchestra.

Ashok recently worked as an assistant conductor at Danish Opera in Copenhagen. He regularly works as a member of music staff at Glyndebourne, and has also worked at ENO, Garsington, Opera North and WNO.

Malu Lin

Malu Lin studied music at York University, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.  She won prizes for solo playing at the RNCM, which led to a performance of the Berg violin concerto with the college symphony orchestra. Later concerto appearances included performances of the Tchaikovsky and Brahms to enthusiastic reviews. In 1997 Malu started working with composer and pianist Giles Swayne. They gave their debut recital at the Purcell Room in December of that year, and were married in 2002.  They recorded a CD together, called Relationships, which came out in January. Made up of previously unrecorded, twentieth century duo repertoire, this CD explores familial, personal and musical connections and has received stellar reviews from Gramophone, BBC Music and Musical Opinion (5 stars) magazines.  

naturally eloquent…wide-ranging and inspiring”   Musical Opinion 

a meaty and rewarding listen”   BBC Music 


  1. Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major Op. 12 No. 1

Solo piano pieces TBC

  1. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
    Violin Sonata No. 18 in G Major (K301/293a)

Giles Swayne (1946-)
A Little Rainbow 

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