British pianist Ashley Wass studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where Christopher Elton and Hamish Milne were among his teachers. His career took a decisive turn in 1997 when he won the London International Piano Competition, a victory that brought him an exclusive recording contract for the Naxos label.
Much sought after as a chamber music partner, Ashley regularly collaborates with leading artists of his generation. In 2012, he founded the Apaches Trio alongside Matthew Trusler and Thomas Carrol. Here he is dedicated to creating innovative projects, with an emphasis on exploring underperformed repertoire. Artistic Director of the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival from 2007 to 2018, Ashley Wass is currently Head of the Music Department at the Yehudi Menuhin School and teaches piano at the Royal College of Music in London.