2016 RPS Instrument Purchase Grant recipient
ALTO & TENOR SACKBUT
Ashley Nayler is an undergraduate student at Birmingham Conservatoire studying Tenor Trombone under Anthony Howe (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), Sackbut with Sue Addison (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) and Adrian France (English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble). Originally from Suffolk, Ashley first found his way into music through the local music service and the encouragement and enthusiasm of his first teacher, John Jermy.
He has always sought to explore a broad scope of genres, having taken a strong interest in chamber music, jazz and theatre during his school years, playing in productions and function bands alongside his orchestral studies. Upon arriving at Birmingham Conservatoire this scope broadened further after being introduced to early music and period performance practices. This new found interest lead to the formation of the Aldergate Consort with whom he performs both in concert and function settings.
Ashley is delighted to be supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society in purchasing an Alto and Tenor sackbut which will be of great benefit during his time in Birmingham and beyond.
Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE, Founder, Artistic and Executive Director, Chineke! Foundation; Founder, principal Double Bass, OAE: As a musician it feels vital to be part of the RPS family, and its endeavours to go-all-out for the sake of music.
DID YOU KNOW?
Before there were traffic lights: coachmen delivering audience members to Philharmonic Society concerts at the Harmonic Institution were asked to ‘set down and take up with their horses’ heads facing Piccadilly’.