Professor Ashley Solomon

Head of Historical Performance
Royal College of Music
Director of Florilegium

Combining a successful career across both theory and practice, Ashley Solomon is Head of Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music, having been appointed a recorder professor in 1994. In 2014 he was awarded a Personal Chair and in July 2017 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM). In 2019 he was also elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Music (FRCM). He has given masterclasses and lectures worldwide, including The Juilliard School, Yale University, Sydney Conservatorium, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Oslo and Bergen Conservatories, Frankfurt Hochschule and Mozarteum in Salzburg. Active as a soloist and chamber musician he is the director of Florilegium. They have been recording with Channel Classics since 1993 and have to date made 35 recordings, many of which have garnered international awards. Since 2003 Ashley has been training vocalists and instrumentalists in Bolivia, working on the unique collection of music held in archives by the Moxos and Chiquitos Indians. He formed Arakaendar Bolivia Choir in 2005 and has directed them in concerts internationally. In 2008 he was the first European to receive the prestigious Bolivian Hans Roth Prize.