Violinist Ashley Rewolinski is an active soloist and orchestral musician based out of the greater Milwaukee and Chicago areas. She has appeared as a frequent soloist with the North Park University Symphony where she held the concertmaster chair for four years. Her solo performances with the NPU Symphony included: Otono Porteno from Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Bach's Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe with Naomi Bensdorf-Frisch, and Louis Spohr's Violin Concerto no. 8 in a minor. She has also appeared as a soloist with the North Park Chamber Soloists performing numerous Vivaldi concerti including Summer from the Four Seasons, and the Concerto for Three Violins where she collaborated with David Yonan.
Ashley can be seen performing regularly with the symphonies of Kenosha, Racine, Fox Valley (Wisconsin), and Festival City, as well as the Wisconsin Philharmonic. Not afraid to step out of the classical genre and into the flames (literally!), she has performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and the band, Disturbed. When she is not performing, she works behind the scenes as Personnel Manager of regional orchestras in Southeastern Wisconsin and Music Librarian for the Wisconsin Philharmonic. In 2019, she attended the Major Orchestra Librarian's Annual Conference in Atlanta, where the Wisconsin Philharmonic was voted in as a member of the organization. In her spare time, she is a conductor, and holds the position of Music Director for two orchestras: the Milwaukee School of Engineering Orchestra and the orchestras of Greater Milwaukee El Sistema. This summer, Ashley will be attending the Tanglewood Music Center as a Library Fellow.
A passionate opera musician, Ashley has spent numerous summers in Miami as an opera orchestra fellow for the Miami Music Festival. In Miami, she has worked with conductors from the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, among others. Notable MMF performances include Act II of Die Walküre directed by Antoine Wagner, the great great grandson of Richard Wagner (2018), Dead Man Walking with composer Jake Heggie present (2017) and the debut performance of the Miami Wagner Institute including excerpts from Die Walkure with Christine Goerke as Brunnhilde (2016).
Ashley had the unique experience of being Miss New Berlin 2016, a local title within the Miss America Organization. Her personal platform as Miss New Berlin was Music Matters! – a movement to make music accessible for all. During her year as Miss New Berlin, she made over 105 appearances, totaling over 250 hours of service. With her platform, she traveled to many schools throughout Waukesha county giving master classes and music presentations to over 1,000 students.Even though she no longer has the crown, she is still inspiring students with her music. An active member of the Wisconsin Philharmonic education committee, she has created new education programs to benefit students in Waukesha County including instrument petting zoos, master classes, and a unique presentation giving students a behind the scenes look at an upcoming performance.
Ashley earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance Summa cum Laude from North Park University, and her Master of Music in Violin Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. She has participated in the 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 Starling-DeLay Violin Symposia on Violin Studies at the Juilliard School. She has participated in both solo and chamber music master classes given by Gary Levinson, Andres Cardenes, Joseph Smirnoff, the Ying Quartet, Mathias Tacke, cellist Hans Jorgen Jensen, pianist Stewart Goodyear, among others.
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