Born 1975, Adelaide, Australia, to a Slovenian Father, an enthusiastic opal miner and jeweller at the Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, and a German Mother.


1986-1991              Maryatville High School (Adelaide, South Australia) – music school

1986-1990              Norwood High School (Adelaide, South Australia)

2001-2002               Master of Music in Piano Performance

Melbourne University’s Faculty of Music (Australia)

Lecturer: Professor Stephen McIntyre

2002                        Jazz piano Diploma NMIT (Melbourne)

1997-1999               “Kuenstlerische Ausbildung” Hauptfach Klavier Hochschule für Musik                                      und Theater Hannover

Lecturer: Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling

1992-1997               Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide (Australia)

Lecturer: Prof. Stefan Ammer and Dr. Graham Williams


2009                        Unterricht bei Simon Nabatov (Köln)

2008-2009               Unterricht bei  Bernd Homan (Hannover)

2008                        Unterricht bei Christoph Munch (Hannover)

2004                        Unterricht bei  Fred Hersch (New York), Dr. Solomon Mikowsky (New York) und

Dr. Marc Silvermann (New York) und Peter Waters (Switzerland)

2001 August            Unterricht bei Prof. Gordon Fergus-Thomson (London) und Marc                                             Gasser (London, UK)

2001 August            Berlin Sommer kurs bei Prof Klaus Hellwig (Germany)

1997-1999               Zahlreiche Meisterkursen bei Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling und Vassilia                                              Efstathiadou (Germany/Netherlands)


2009-                       Dozent an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover                                              (Accompanist for the Brass Faculty)

2006-2008               Angestellte Pianist mit ‘Ensemble Integrales’ (Hamburg, Germany)

2005-                       Piano teacher at the CJD Schule Schlaffhorst- Andersen Bad Nenndorf                                              (Germany)

2003-2005               Piano teacher at the Carey Baptist Grammar School (Melbourne,                                               Australia)

2000-2001               Piano teacher at the Elder Conservatorium of Music University of                                               Adelaide (Australia)

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

2008                        Michael Kieren Harvey Scholarship (inaugural winner, Australia)

2006                        Edelhof Stiftung Scholarship (Deutschland)

2006                        L.M.N “Live Music Now” Scholarship (Deutschland)

2005                        1. Preis International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition (Holland)

2004                        Australian Council Grant (International Pathways)(Australien)

2003                        1st Prize The Geoffrey Parson’s Award (Australia)

2002                        South Australian Emerging Artist Award (Australia)

2001-2002               Postgraduate Award (Australia)

2000                         Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship (Australia)

1997- 1999              D.A.A.D. (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

1999                        The Lindau Art Stiftung Prize (Germany)

1998                        International Music Academy for Soloists Scholarship Bueckeburg

1997                        1st Prize Adelaide Eisteddfod  Concerto Competition (Australia)

1996                        1st Prize for the Polish Arts Competition (Australia)

1996                        Wyatt Benevolent Institution Grant (Australia)

1996                        A.R Riddle Honours Scholarship (Australia)

1993                        Patrick Cecil Greenland Scholarship (Australia)

Concerts for 2016


January  China tour ‘Magic Hands’ on two pianos  featuring new  works for piano, electronics and video

Selected concerts


February Hannover (Germany) presenting ‘embrace the space’ at Galerie Holbein4

April     Koper, Biennale Koper (Slovenia) solo
              Piano masterclass on Improvisation at the School of Musik Koper (Slovenia)
              Hannover private house concert with Helmut Lachenmann “Sakura      Variations” and ‘Ein Kinderspiel’ by Helmut Lachenmann
At the school for Music, Theater and Media Hannover with Helmut Lachenmann for the Marcus Becker Chamber music series Trio “Sakura” and ‘Ein Kinderspiel’ by Helmut Lachenmann
May     Adelaide, Collinswood Studio recordings for ABC Radio/ABC TV.
            Lightning Ridge, Arts Centre (outback New South Wales, Australia) (solo)

             NIESTETALER KAMMERKONZERTE near Kassel (Germany) (solo)

June    China/ Mongolia tour with opera singers Dietmar Sander, Victoria Car and Calixta  Fuchs
July     Hanover, Plathnerstr. Hannover School for Music, Theatre and Media (solo) piano music by Frederic Rzewski and Snezana Nesic
            NIESTETALER KAMMERKONZERTE near Kassel (Germany) with the Isthmus    Quartett with Kate Green (cello), Laura Curotta (viola) and Annika Schmidt (violin)
             Neuenkirchen bei Soltau Musik21 Festival 2014. Edgard Varese’s DESERTS. Go to Musik21 Festival for tickets and bookings
             HannoverBleekst concert Flowers 1 by Rzewski including collective improvisation performance
August  HannoverBleekst ‘embrace’ 
September     Hannover (Germany) presenting ‘embrace’  at  Galerie Holbein4
November    Adelaide @ 7:30pm Elder Hall, Adelaide. Sound Stream Emerging Composer’s Forum- new works by young Australian composers. more info here

Adelaide, Lehunte St Wayville in tradition of house concerts with special guest Rachel Johnston (cello)

February    China tour ‘EMBRACE’ on two pianos  featuring  ‘cyclone’ for piano, electronics and video by Steve  Gibbs

‘EMBRACE’ at the Adelaide Finge Festival, @ the Garage International,     Adelaide Town Hall- Meeting Hall more info here

April           Adelaide Crown & Anchor Hotel with Adam Page  looping master extraordinaire (myself as guest artist 🙂 , 5-7 pm ,  tix $10 at the door, only $5 pints of coopers!

May            Sprengel Museum for the HGNM- works by Messiaen (Catalogue d’ Oiseaux) a.o.

                    Bad Nenndorf Concert at the CJD Schule Schlaffhorst- Andersen Bad Nenndorf (Aula). Works by Bach, Brahem, Hribar and Rzewski. Concert start  at 7pm
June           Recording solo piano music at the  Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. (Rzewski, Brahem and others)
                  Bodenweder (near Hameln) The Nicholas Cantata by Benjamin Britten (piano  duet with Cara Hesse)
                  Hannover, The Bleekhouse Summer Night presenting Embrace works by Bach, Brahem Rzewksi and beyond…
Sept          Adelaide  duo concert for ‘The Firm’  series  with Rachel Johnston  (cello)
October     Pt Ferrie  Music  Festival  (Victoria)  Duo performance  with Rachel  Johnston (cello) in Bach and Beyond…
                 Scriabin’s 10 Piano Sonatas  with Konstantin Shamray and Mekhla Kumar   and others  (more info coming soon) Live music  accompaniment to Buster Keaton’s silent film  Sherlock  Junior  with Adam Page (sax) and Rachel Johnston (cello)
                Woodleigh Arts Week at Beleura (Melbourne)  duo concert with Kate Green (cello)  Works by Shostakovich a.o.
                Beleura House, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Duo concert with Kate Green, Cello in Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Debussy Cello Sonata and  the Sonata for  Piano and Cello by J. Brahms
November     Adelaide Elder Hall, presenting the Ten  Piano Sonatas by  Alexander Scriabin- a multi- media performance with Konstantin Shamray, Stefan Ammer and Mekhla Kumar
December     Adelaide Le Hunte St concerts . Improvised  accompaniment to Buster Keaton’s silent fi lm Sherlock Junior  with  Adam  Page (sax) and Rachel Johnston  (cello)

2009                                    Den Bosch Muziek Centruum (Netherlands) concert series

2009                                    Zagreb Bienale (Croatia)

2008                                    Schleswig Holstein Music Festival (Kiel, Germany)

2008                                    Berlin Ballhaus Music Festival (Germany)

2007                                    Soundways (St. Petersberg, Russia)

2007                                    Wiener Konzerthaus und der BFestspiele (Austria)

2007                                    Graz International Music Festival (Austria)

2007                                    Innsbruck Osterfestival (Austria),

2007                                    Heidelberg Spring Festival (Germany)

2007                                    Ars Nova Festival (Malmö, Schweden)

2007                                    Kampnagel International Music Week (Hamburg, Germany)

2007                                    Copenhagen Music Festival PLEX (Denmark)

2006-2008                           Hamburg Opera Stabile Concert Series (Germany)

2006                                    Ultima Festival (Oslo, Norwey)

2006                                    International Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Languages                         German, English


Photo Gallery

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Ashleys Concert in Melbourne, 2011

Ashley’s Concert at Beleura House, Mornington, September 2, 2016



Ashley Hribar: a pianist and an Acrylic/Charcoal Artist


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