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Brass Faculty: Ann Ellsworth

Ann Ellsworth is the solo horn with Kristjan Järvi's Absolute Ensemble, Manhattan Brass, the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble, and the alternative horn group Confluence. The New York Times has called her solo playing, "outrageous...splendidly projected" and as a freelancer, Ann records regularly for film and television. Ann performs with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Shakira,Tony Bennett, and Chaka Kahn as well as classical orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world. As a recent artist in residence at the Lang College of the New School, Ann performed several inter-disciplinary concerts with dancers, video artists, architects and singer/songwriters. An advocate of contempory music, Ann also enjoys playing on period instruments and is currently working on a recording of all new works for alphorn. She is a former member of the Phoenix Symphony, the Esbjerg Ensemble in Denmark and recently recorded the Eric Ewazen Horn Concerto with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.

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Ann Ellsworth Website: http://turcica.com/ann

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