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Graham Ashton

Professor of Music

Recognized throughout the world for his visionary performances and imaginative programming, Grammy-nominated, London-born trumpeter Graham Ashton has enjoyed a distinguished and peripatetic professional life in Europe, Australia, and the U.S. Residing in New York since 1999, he is a member of New York Chamber Brass and a tenured professor at Purchase College, State University of New York.

As a soloist, he has appeared with numerous orchestras, including the BBC Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, New York Virtuosi and Irish Chamber Orchestra, and premiered new commissions by George Fenton, Michael Nyman, Roger Steptoe, Colin Towns, and David Sawer.

As a composer and arranger, Ashton has written music for radio, television, theatre, and the concert platform. His compositions and arrangements can be heard on Signum Classics, RCA, Virgin Classics, and Sony, and are published by Editions BIM in Vuarmarens, Switzerland, and GABE Publications in New York.

Education

  • Performance Diploma, Royal Academy of Music (England)

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