Moritzburg Festival

Since 1993, the Mortizburg Festival, under the artistic direction of Jan Vogler, has hosted internationally renowned soloists and ensembles in a series of master concerts. The performances take place in the gorgeous Kronensaal (Crown Hall) in the Albrechtsberg Castle in Dresden – one of the most beautiful buildings of the late classical period – as well as in the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. Young, highly gifted artists are also often given the opportunity to perform in these concerts.

During the course of the twentieth season of “Master Concerts”, there will be a combined celebration of both the Concerts and the Moritzburg Festival, in anticipation of the festival´s twentieth anniversary in August 2013. Typical Moritzburg music programmes, designed by the festival founders themselves – Kai Vogler, Peter Bruns and Jan Vogler –, will be showcased in three anniversary concerts and will be performed by the founders alongside fellow festival players. You can also look forward to the exceptional young saxophonist Asya Fateyeva as well as the renowned pianist Mari Kodama.

About the author

Ashley Danyew

Active as a collaborator, chamber musician, studio teacher, and music entrepreneur, Ashley Danyew is dedicated to teaching and learning and creating new opportunities for music.

Ashley received her B.A. in Music, cum laude from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. She completed an M.M. in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music and received the Certificate in Arts Leadership from Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership. Ashley’s primary piano instructors include Edward Eikner, Dr. Evgeny Rivkin, Louise Barfield, and Dr. Jean Barr. Additionally, she studied organ with Dr. Fletcher Anderson and Dr. Jolene Davis and voice with Dr. Liana Valente. Ashley has performed in masterclasses with George Shirley, Norman McLean, Nadine Whitney, Victor Rosenbaum, Tony Arnold, and Håkan Hagegård.

Ashley performs regularly in a saxophone/piano duo with her husband, Steve Danyew. Together, Ashley and Steve are committed to community education and innovative performance practice through the presentation of classical duo repertoire and transcriptions of vocal art songs. They have presented individual works, recitals, and lecture programs in New York, Massachusetts, and Florida.

Ashley has several years of teaching experience in community music schools, private studio settings, and at the college level, having recently served on the faculty of Fitchburg State University. Ashley also co-founded and currently serves as Co-Artistic Director of the Westminster Chamber Music Workshop, a series of engaging, educational music events. Currently, Ashley is pursuing a PhD in Music Education at the Eastman School of Music.