Artist

Leslie Ashworth

Viola

Described by Toronto Concert Reviews as “a mature artist and a budding superstar”, Canadian violinist and violist Leslie Ashworth has performed in France, Italy, Canada, the United States, and in New York’s Carnegie Hall, The Banff Centre’s Rolston Hall, and Toronto’s Koerner Hall. Ashworth earned her Bachelor of Music from The Glenn Gould School and Master’s of Music in Violin from Rice University. She will begin a Master’s of Music in Viola in August 2021 at the Juilliard School.

Ashworth has achieved her ARCT Violin, Viola, and Piano Performance, earning the Royal Conservatory’s 2019 National Gold Medal for ARCT Viola, and won first place in Jeunesses Musicales du Canada’s Home Sweet Home Composition Competition 2020. She received the Ontario Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for founding Suite Melody Care. Ashworth plays on a 1696 Albani violin and an 18th century Bohemian viola on loan from generous benefactors. www.leslieashworth.ca.

Leslie Ashworth attends the 2021 TSM Academy courtesy of the Brayton Polka Fellowship.