Erasmia Voukelatos, Canadian pianist of Greek descent, has been active as a chamber and solo pianist, piano teacher, music educator, music director, and concert series presenter for over 20 years. She has concertized throughout Canada and the United States as a soloist and chamber musician, and recently, has been the accompanist for the Hoboken women's choral group, Cantigas. In her role as Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the West-Park Chamber Society, Ms. Voukelatos attracted New York City audiences for her diverse and appealing programming and artistry.
Concerto appearances have included the Mozart Concerto in A Major (K. 488) and Haydn Concerto in D Major with the Canadian ensemble Mercredi Musique, as well as Bach's D Minor Keyboard Concerto, which was released on the CD The Best of Brooklyn. Locally, she has performed at Steinway Hall, the St. Bart's Chapel Series, Lincoln Center's Clarke Theater, and the Roerich Museum, and has premiered new works for Friends and Enemies of New Music.
Her journey as a music educator began as a piano teacher and has recently extended into the early elementary music classroom. She has taught at The Caedmon School and United Nations International School in New York, and Stevens Cooperative, Primary Prep and The Mustard Seed School in New Jersey. She is currently teaching full-time at Far Brook School in Short Hills, NJ. Her company My Music Garden continues to bring music enrichment programs to schools and private music instruction to children in the Jersey City community.
Ms. Voukelatos was a scholarship student at the Aspen School of Music, and she holds a Master of Music degree from Brooklyn College, an Honors Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) and an Associate Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (all in Piano Performance.) She is currently completing Kodaly certification training at New York University. Her mentors and coaches have included Seymour Bernstein and Rita Bouboulidi. She loves to collaborate with her husband, violinist Ashley Horne; together, along with their 9-year-old son, they reside in Jersey City.
Ashley Horne, a native of Los Angeles, has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician around the world. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he is known for his "bright tone and fine overall sense of style" (Dennis Rooney of Strad Magazine). He performs regularly with American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Bard Festival Orchestra, Westchester Symphony, West-Park Chamber Society, Gateways Music Festival, Dance Theater of Harlem Orchestra and New York City Opera, as well as on Broadway's The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Wild Party, Carousel, the smash hit The Producers, and Young Frankenstein.
He has been the featured soloist and concertmaster of numerous ensembles, including The New Black Repertory Ensemble, The Antara Ensemble of NY, Cascade Festival Orchestra, and Aspen Young Artists Orchestra. His recording of Henry Cowell's Fiddler's Jig with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra can be heard on Koch International.
Mr. Horne has been a recitalist at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Solo and chamber music performances have taken him to many interesting parts of the globe, such as Spain, Portugal, the Azores Islands, Odessa and Istanbul. Filmgoers can see Mr. Horne in Le Mozart Noir, the PBS documentary of violinist and composer Chevalier de Saint George, as well as in Eddie Murphy's Coming to America.
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