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Concert saxophonist Ashu has continually defied convention and won numerous major international and national competitions. He made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall in New York City and, at age 16, made his concerto debut at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Since then, concerto and recital performances have taken him to such locations as France, Austria, Portugal, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, the West Indies, and throughout the USA, in addition to upcoming concerts this season in South Africa, Poland, Montreal, London, New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan, the Virgin Islands, and Finland.

Born and raised in California, Ashu graduated from Northwestern University and is currently based in Chicago. Ashu has won first prizes at the following competitions: the Heida Hermanns International Competition, the International Kingsville Wind Instrumentalist Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs, National Midland-Odessa, the National Alliance for Excellence, National George S. Howard, America Opera Society, and the Houston Symphony Concerto Competitions.

His latest victory was the First Prize at “The International Salon de Virtuosi Career” in New York (USA) in 2008.


Live TV Concert in Chicago, playing Astor Piazzolla's "Libertango"
(2 minutes long)

Ashu video