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American cellist Ashley Bathgate has been described as an “eloquent new music interpreter”(New York Times) and “a glorious cellist” (The Washington Post) who combines “bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops” (New York Magazine). Her “impish ferocity,” “rich tone,” and “imaginative phrasing” (New York Times) have made her one of the most sought after performers of her time. The desire to create a dynamic energy exchange with her audience and build upon the ensuing chemistry is a pillar of Bathgate’s philosophy as a performer. Dynamism drives her to venture into previously uncharted areas of ground-breaking sounds and techniques, breaking the mold of a cello’s traditionally perceived voice.

For ten years, Bathgate was a member of the acclaimed sextet Bang on a Can All-Stars. She is also a member of the chamber music group HOWLTwoSense with pianist Lisa Moore, and Bonjour, a low-strung, percussive quintet. ashleybathgate.com »

Anna’s Ghost

Visiting Ensemble, MFA in Music Composition

Ashley Bathgate

Visiting Musician - Winter 2022

Vocal Quartet

Visiting Ensemble - Summer 2016

Hub New Music

Visiting Ensemble - Summer 2022

Spektral Quartet

Visiting Ensemble - Winter 2017

Housewarming Project

Visiting Ensemble - Winter 2020