Jacob Ashworth

Violin, Baroque Violin

Jacob Ashworth is the “impressive Artistic Director” (New York Times) of the baroque and modern “crack ensemble” (New Yorker) Cantata Profana, and Co-Music Director of the “categorically imaginative and radical” (New Yorker) Heartbeat Opera. Equally at home on modern or period instruments, Jacob has been called a “lithe and nimble” (New York Times) baroque violinist, an “exacting and sensitive” (Boston Globe) new music player, a “richly detailed” (New York Times) conductor, and “a flat-out triumph” (Opera News) on stage. Jacob has been concertmaster for Nicholas McGegan/Mark Morris Dance Group and Opera Lafayette, and has performed with Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Yale Baroque Ensemble, New York Baroque Inc., and many more. In modern fare, his latest album, “Hermestänze” features cycles for solo violin by Susan Kander, played “expressively and knowingly throughout” (Gramophone).

This Artist performs in the following events:

Handel Extravaganza, Water Music, Love Stories, Summer Serenades, Children's Corner, Contrasts, Heucke Meets Mendelssohn, Take Five, Summer Sounds, Hello & Goodbye, Finale: Haydn's Creation