A native New Englander, violinist Ashley Offret is a full-time freelance musician in the greater Boston area. She completed undergraduate studies at the University of Maine in violin performance followed by a masters degree in music history from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and has performed throughout much of the US and Italy.
In addition to her work with the Essex Piano Trio, some of Ashley’s recent career highlights include engagements with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Symphony NH and Boston’s Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society, as well as guest concertmaster appearances with Opera51 and Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra.
More recently, with the Lowell Chamber Orchestra, she was involved in a recording project of the complete Milhaud chamber symphonies and newly commissioned companion works. The collection of works will be released next year by PARMA Recordings. Ashley was also proud to be part of the March 2022 premiere of Essex Piano Trio’s commissioned work When Blessings Brighten by Ian Weise at Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum.
In addition to her performance obligations, she maintains a violin, viola, and piano studio in Salem, Massachusetts for students of all ages, nurturing appreciation for live performances of music.