Ashby Mayes

London, UK

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Ashby Mayes is an undergraduate bassoonist at the Royal College of Music where he is a Douglas & Adele Gardner Award Holder. He studies with Joost Bosdijk, Sarah Burnett and Martin Field and previously studied with Ole Kristian Dahl at the Mannheim Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst on the Erasmus exchange programme. Ashby is generously supported by Michael Attenborough through the Richard Attenborough Trust, as well as the Golden Charitable Trust and the Everest Lewis Golden Foundation. He is also proud to be sponsored by the Royal Philharmonic Society and is grateful for his support from Talent Unlimited. Previously he has been supported by Future Talent, Awards for Young Musicians and the Leverhulme Trust through the National Youth Wind Orchestra where he was Leader of the 2018 Orchestra. Ashby is passionate about many genres of music, and is a keen arranger. He has had works published by KOR Publishing and shared by Classic FM. Ashby is delighted to be a RATstands Artist and a Georg Rieger Artist. When not playing the bassoon, he enjoys videography, photography and cycling. 

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Photography: Dumitrita Gore

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