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Solomon, Ashley

Period(s) Classical, Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental

Biography

Flute and Recorder

In 1991 Ashley won the Moeck International Recorder Competition, resulting in a Wigmore Hall solo recital, and co-founded Florilegium. The group's Director since 2001, he still spends much time performing and recording with them.

As a soloist his recording of Bach's Flute Sonatas, volume 1 was selected as one of Gramophone's favourite CDs of 2001. As an educator, he has given masterclasses worldwide, and joined the staff at the Royal College of Music in 1994, becoming its first Head of Historical Performance in 2006 and in 2014 was appointed to a Personal Chair.

In 2013 Ashley made his professional opera conducting debut, directing performances of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, with Florilegium, solo singers and a chorus of singers from the RCM performed in the Roman bath, as part of Florilegium's residency at the Bath International Music Festival.

In 2003 he started training vocalists and instrumentalists in Bolivia, and formed Arakaendar Bolivia Choir in 2005. He has directed them in concerts in Bolivia and Europe, and their three CDs.  In 2008 Ashley was the first European to be awarded the prestigious Bolivian Hans Roth Prize, received in recognition of his promotion and preservation of Bolivian native Indian music.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Ashley Solomon

Postal address
21 Village Road, London N3 1TL

Telephone Number
+44 (0) 20 8346 2896

Email address
ashleysolomon@florilegium.org.uk

Website address
www.florilegium.org.uk