Ashley Nayler

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.

(July 2016)

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