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Graham Ashton (*1956)
Graham Ashton is Professor of Trumpet, and Chair of Brass at Purchase College, State University of New York. He is also solo trumpet with the premier contemporary ensemble, Fires-New York, and director of the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble - an eclectic mix of New York’s finest brass players from the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, American Symphony, and the faculties of the Juilliard School and Purchase College.
As a soloist, Graham Ashton has appeared with orchestras throughout the world including the BBC Symphony, New York Virtuosi, National Symphony in Johannesburg and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has also made eight acclaimed solo recordings for Virgin Classics, Nimbus, Koch and Claves with the English Chamber Orchestra, English Symphony, Sinfonia of London and Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Graham Ashton has written music for film, television, theatre and the concert stage. He has received commissions from the Australian Embassy in Washington DC, Sony Records, SUNY Fredonia and Good News TV.