Ashleigh Gordon | Viola
Jamaican-American violist Ashleigh Gordon has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Hong Kong, ranging from chamber and orchestral music settings to off-Broadway and new music productions. As a contemporary music enthusiast, she has performed with such groups as Boston’s Callithumpium Consort in Jordan Hall, Switzerland’s Ensemble Proton in the Gare du Nord, and the celebrated German performing and recording group Ensemble Modern. Continuing her new music passion throughout her summers, Ashleigh has attended festivals in England, Germany, Austria, France and Québec studying with members of the Arditti String Quartet and Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne among others. As a passionate collaborator, she has worked closely with numerous composers including Beat Furrer, Thomas Adés, Matthias Pintscher, Chaya Czernowin and Steve Reich. As an entrepreneur, Ashleigh is the Artistic Director of Castle of our Skins, a newly created concert series dedicated to promoting the music of Black American composers. She is also the founding violist of Sound Energy, a dynamic new string trio dedicated to performing and commissioning new works. Ashleigh recently attended the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt (Germany) and is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University and New England Conservatory. She can be heard on Naxos, Musique Suisse labels.