Welcome to the site of internationally acclaimed pianist Saleem Ashkar.

Here you can browse up to date news, press articles and concert dates as well as listen to audio clips of his latest release.  We hope you enjoy the site!

Latest Release

Mendelssohn Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2

Saleem Ashkar's second disc with Decca is an International release of Mendelssohn's Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2 with Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Latest News

Praise for Beethoven in Germany!

Saleem has received wonderful reviews for two recent recitals at the Krönungssaal in Aachen and the Zelt-Musik-Festival Freiburg with two all-Beethoven programmes:   ‘Ashkar bewies bereits im ersten Teil, dass er ein Beethoven-Interpret von höchster Kompetenz ist, spieltechnisch …

In conversation with Saleem

Saleem talks to Charlotte Gardner about the completion of his first complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle at the Sage Gateshead and looks forward to his upcoming cycles in Berlin, Israel, Osnabrück and Prague. Please click here to …