British bassoonist Ashby Mayes recently graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music where he studied with Joost Bosdijk, Sarah Burnett and Martin Field. In September, he will begin his postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim with Prof. Ole Kristian Dahl. His postgraduate studies are generously supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society where he is a Julius Isserlis Scholar, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Craxton Memorial Trust.