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Professor Ashley Solomon is Chair and Head of Historical Performance at London's Royal College of Music and performs internationally as the director, baroque flautist and recorder soloist with Florilegium.
Much in demand as a teacher he has been a professor at the RCM since 1994, appointed the first Head of Historical Performance in 2006 and awarded a personal chair in February 2014. Ashley directs the RCM’s Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. He has given masterclasses and lectures worldwide, including The Juilliard School, Yale University, Case Western Reserve University, Sydney Conservatorium, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Oslo and Bergen Conservatories, Frankfurt Hochschule and Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Combining a successful career across both theory and practice, Ashley co-founded the UK-based baroque ensemble Florilegium in 1991 and, since 2001, has been its Director. Florilegium have given over 1000 performances and this autumn sees the release of their 25th CD, of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos on the Dutch label Channel Classics.