The orchestra’s preparation is ensured by a concertmaster, nominated for every program by the board.

Ken Lila Ashanti

Ken Lila AshantiKen Lila Ashanti has been the OChE’s concertmaster since fall 2015.

Following studies in violin and piano in Jakarta and Paris, she obtained a master in violin at the HEMU in Lausanne. She won several awards, such as at the international competitions « Bellan » in Paris (1st prize, 2011) and « Caffa Righetti » in Cortemilia (3rd prize, 2012). She is currently a teacher at the Conservatoire de l’Ouest Vaudois and divides her career between concerts as soloist and in chamber ensembles, and teaching.


Former concertmasters

  • Konstantīn Paturskis (Spring 2015)
  • Lilia Chepikova (Fall 2014)
  • Marta Spārniņa (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)