Born in Penang, Malaysia, Ashley started playing the piano at the age of 5. Under instructions of Catherine Lee, she obtained her Grade 8 certificate from the Associated Board of Royal Academy of Music at 14, then Performers’ Certificate and Grade 8 violin from Trinity College Examination Board a year later. In 2005, she was awarded full scholarship to study solo piano performance at National Taiwan University of Arts in Taipei, during which she had studied with Yueh-Ling Lee, Tamás Vásáry, Oxana Yablonskaya, Gustavo Romero and Joseph Banowetz. She graduated from NTUA in 2009 with first prize and was awarded Outstanding International Student Award. In December 2009, she was awarded Birmingham Conservatoire Piano Department Bursary and has completed her Master of Music degree studies under tutelage of Simon Nicholls, Malcolm Wilson, and John Thwaites.
Ashley has, upon graduation, established a promising career as a collaborative artist in the United Kingdom. She has performed in numerous festivals and concerts working with UK’s leading music figures and associations including Helen Field, Justin Lavender, Dennis O’neil, Jane Samuels, Simone Rebello, Christopher Warren Green, Dante String Quartet, School of Theatre Excellence, Arts Educational Schools London, leading to an offer as resident opera repetiteur and vocal coach at Wales International Academy of Voice in May 2014.
Ashley is currently pursuing her Doctoral of Musical Arts studies with emphases in Collaborative Piano at University of North Texas.