Congratulations to Sri Lankan conductor, pianist, and composer, Joshua Asokan, who won the Oxfordshire Concerto Competition in a performance of Scriabin's Piano Concerto.
Since its launch in 2011/12, the Oxfordshire Concerto Competition has seen many exceptional performances by talented young musicians. The senior competition too place on 3 March 2018 and allowed three finalists to perform a concerto with the Oxford Philharmonic.
Joshua is in his second year studying Music at St Anne's. As the College’s Senior Conducting Scholar, he conducts the college orchestra and studies conducting with John Traill. Joshua has taken part in masterclasses by teachers including Benjamin Zander and Sasha Mäkila, and he has conducted orchestras in Italy, Estonia, Sri Lanka, and the UK. Joshua is also an active pianist, studying with Graham Caskie. In 2014, he won the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka’s concerto competition, and more recently in 2017, won the St Anne’s Performance Scholarship Competition.