A native of Saratoga Springs, NY, cellist Ashley Bathgate has gained international renown as both a soloist and chamber musician. The New York Times writes “Ms. Bathgate's rich tone, fluid dynamics and imaginative phrasing captured the magic.” Equally at home in both the concert hall and the rock club, Ashley focuses on presenting concerts that draw from a wide range of musical genres. Her dedication to performing classical music is equally matched by her passion to promote new music by today's composers. She is a member of the internationally acclaimed Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Metropolis Ensemble and two chamber groups of which she is a founding member: TwoSense and Typical Music.
As a soloist Ashley has performed on many of the world's great stages including Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, the Musiekgebouw and the Barbican. She has been a guest artist with the American Symphony Orchestra, The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Windham Chamber Players on multiple occasions. Her radio appearances include performances on WQXR FM’s Young Artist Showcase, NPR's Performance Today and WYNC's New Sounds Live. She has recorded for Naxos, Nonesuch, Cantaloupe Music, La-La Land Records and Albany Records.
Ashley received her bachelor's degree from Bard College and a master's degree from Yale University where she studied with cellist and professor Aldo Parisot. She currently resides in New York, NY.