Ashley Rescot is a professional violinist and teacher residing in Springfield, Illinois. She enjoys teaching her violin studio, as well as performing with her mother and sisters throughout the Midwest, with venues including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the Adolphus in Dallas, and Forty Five Ten designer boutique in Dallas. She also performs with a local string quartet serving central Illinois, playing for venues including the Sangamo Club and Lincoln Land Community College. This past spring, she played a Beethoven String Quartet for the faculty recital at the community college, and her chamber ensemble has been asked to return for the 2018 spring recital. She also enjoys writing the monthly blog for Uptown Violins, as well as running her annual summer music camp.
Ashley began violin at the age of two under her mother's tutelage. Growing up she performed frequently with her mother and four sisters. In 2003, Ashley won the Wichita Youth Talent Award for which she performed French composer Camille Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto in b minor, 1st movement with the Wichita Youth Symphony and served as concertmaster as well. During her undergraduate years she participated in the Baylor Symphony and studied private violin lessons under Professor Eka Gogichashvili. She particularly enjoyed performing Claude Debussy's Violin Sonata for one of her recitals. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance in 2007. Ashley spent the following year as a Fulbright fellow in Paris where she performed in a Fulbright recital and recorded with a composer. Afterwards she earned a Master's Degree in French Literature at the University of Kansas in 2010. In 2011, Ashley moved to the greater Chicago area where she taught French at a regional branch of Purdue University, as well as violin lessons in her private studio. In summer, 2013, she performed a chamber recital at the university and then again in Paris, France entitled "An American Taste of Paris," featuring Franck's Violin Sonata in A Major, as well as the premiere of Esteban Zuniga's work for violin and piano written for the occasion. Ashley was also the resident National Anthem singer for many of the university athletic events. During the fall, 2013 Ashley's violin studio attended a Chicago Symphony Children's concert, and then performed a recital of its own on Michigan Avenue. In 2015, she relocated to Springfield, IL where she enjoys teaching her violin studio. Ashley performs recitals, weddings, and gigs throughout the Midwest. In addition to her classical training, she has extensive experience in improvisation, having performed as violinist and vocalist in a church worship team. She is also a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.