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Ashley Horne Biography

Ashley Horne

  • Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance, The Juilliard School
  • American Symphony Orchestra, Harlem Chamber Players and Broadway (The Producers, Phantom of the Opera)
  • Previously taught at the Harlem School of the Arts

Ashley Horne, violinist and native of Los Angeles, has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician around the world. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ashley is known for his “bright tone and fine overall sense of style” (Dennis Rooney of Strad Magazine). His artistic integrity and flexibility have placed him in a diverse range of musical experiences, from recitalist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall to performances with Portishead, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, and Oliver Lake. He is a member of the American Symphony, and has performed with Brooklyn Philharmonic, Dance Theater of Harlem, and New York City Opera. Broadway credits include Carousel, Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Follies, Chicago, On the Town, and The Producers. Mr. Horne performs regularly with the Harlem Chamber Players. He is known for championing works by Black composers, such as Noel DaCosta and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and is the newly-appointed Music Director of the Antara Ensemble. He was featured in Le Mozart Noir, the PBS documentary about the life of violinist and composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, and his recordings of Perkinson’s Louisiana Blues Strut (A Cakewalk), Henry Cowell’s Fiddler’s Jig and William Grant Still’s Mother and Child with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra (Koch International) can be heard regularly on WQXR. Filmgoers can also see Mr. Horne in Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America.