Talk by Ashley Solomon

(Head of Historical Studies RCM)

Ashley Solomon won a recorder and flute scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London where he was awarded first class honours. He went on to complete his post-graduate studies there in 1991 and that year he won first prize in the Moeck International Recorder Competition, resulting in a solo debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Much in demand as a teacher he has given masterclasses and lectures in Australia, The Americas, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Portugal, Norway and the UK. In 1998 he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and this was followed in 2000 with Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Music, where he has been Professor since 1994. In 2006 he was appointed to the new position of Head of Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music. He is heavily involved in coaching chamber ensembles, and regularly takes classes for singers and instrumentalists on repertoire covering baroque and early classical periods. Since 2006 he has been directing the RCM baroque orchestra.

The photo was taken at the National Museum of Singapore, held in conjunction with The Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein exhibition, a collaboration between the Department of Music at NAFA and Ashley Solomon, Head of Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music and Director of Florilegium for a series of gallery recitals, under YOUNG Music at an Exhibition, where he gave a talk on Baroque music.