Mrs. Ashley Rescot
Ashley (Peterson) Rescot is a professional violinist and teacher residing in Springfield, IL. She began playing violin at the age of two through the Suzuki method. Ashley attended the Ottawa Suzuki Strings Institute for many years, as well as Ottawa’s advanced strings camp entitled Sound Encounters. In 2003, she won the Wichita Youth Talent Award for which she soloed with the Wichita Youth Symphony and served as concertmaster as well. That same year she won the Women’s Federated Music Award for her performance of Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto in b minor, 1st movement.
During her undergraduate years she participated in the Baylor Symphony and studied private violin lessons under Professor Eka Gogichashvili. She performed two recitals, one featuring Debussy’s Violin Sonata and the other Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, 3rd movement. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance in 2007. Ashley spent the following year teaching English in Paris as a Fulbright fellow where she performed in a Fulbright recital and recorded with a composer in Paris.
Ashley began her Master’s Degree in French at the University of Kansas in August, 2008. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in French Literature in December, 2010, and continued to teach French and violin in the spring of 2011.
In 2011, Ashley moved to the greater Chicago area where she taught French at a regional branch of Purdue University, as well as violin lessons in her private studio. In summer, 2013, she performed a chamber recital at the university, and then performed it again in Paris, France. During the fall of that same year, Ashley’s studio had the opportunity to attend a Chicago Symphony Children’s concert, followed by a performance of their own on Michigan Ave. In 2015, Ashley relocated to Springfield, IL where Ashley teaches and performs. Like her grandmother Ruth and mother Allison, Ashley is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon.