Ashu was selected as winner of the prestigious International Salon De Virtuosi Career Grant. Each year, young soloists are invited from around the world to perform in recital on the Salon De Virtuosi concert series in New York City. At the season's conclusion, soloists are selected by a panel to receive the prestigious Salon De Virtuosi Career Grant.

The award was presented to Ashu at Steinway Hall in New York City, where he again performed in recital. The performance was broadcast on NYC's WQXR Young Artists Showcase. As a result of the performance, Ashu was also invited to perform concertos as soloist with orchestra in New York City's Central Park and in recital at Carnegie Hall, which will take place in May.

Link: Salon de Virtuosi