American violist Ashleigh Gordon was born in 1984. She is an active performer of classical and contemporary music and has performed throughout the United States, France, Austria and Florence, Italy on Radio Papesse. Ashleigh has performed with numerous new music ensembles from the USA including Callithumpium Consort in Jordan Hall (MA), the Juventas New Music Ensemble at the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College (VT), and the Xanthos and Ludovico ensembles throughout Boston. Her strong desire to promote new music has led her to work with such composers as Chaya Czernowin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Steve Reich, David Lang, Christian Wolff, Frederic Rzewski and Augusta Read Thomas. In the summer of 2010, she was invited to attend the International Ensemble Modern Academy where composer, conductor and oboist Heinz Holliger was in residence.
Ashleigh is a graduate of the New England Conservatory where she earned a Master of Music in Viola Performance degree while studying with Carol Rodland. Other primary teachers include Louise Zeitlin and Jeffrey Irvine with supplemental solo and chamber music studies with Peter Slowik, Karen Ritscher, Stephen Drury, Eric Rosenblith and Mai Motobuchi of the Borromeo String Quartet.
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