Ann Ellsworth is the solo horn player with Kristjan Järvi's Absolute Ensemble, Manhattan Brass, Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble and the alternative horn group Confluence. The New York Times has called her playing, "...outrageous...splendidly projected."  She performs with such pop artists as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Shakira,Tony Bennett, and can be heard on Chaka Khan's album, "Classikhan" among others.

In addition to recording for film and television, Ann also enjoys performing on early instruments and has performed a lecture recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, performing on the original instruments in their collection. She is also interested in interdisciplinary performance and as a visiting artist at the Lang College of the New School, led many ground-breaking events involving improvisation, dance, videography and landscape architecture. Ann is an active soloist and chamber musician, touring regularly in Europe and the United States with broadcasts on NPR and Public Radio International. She has recently recorded Eric Ewazen's Horn Concerto with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and is currently working on a recording of all new works for alphorn solo and small ensembles. Ann is a former member of the Phoenix Symphony and Danish Esbjerg Ensemble, studied at the Eastman and Juilliard Schools and is now on faculty at the Juilliard Pre-College, State University of NY at Purchase, and New York University.


Ann Ellsworth - Horn

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