Aisling Reilly

Aisling took up the double bass at the age of 9 in her home town of Dublin, Ireland. She first came to Birmingham in 2013 to study with Thomas Martin at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Aisling then went on to study with Tony Alcock on the Orchestral Postgraduate Course, part of which involved a side-by-side scheme with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. During her studies, Aisling began teaching for the ARCO Project by students online in South Africa and India. She has also been involved with fundraising for ARCO, including a performance of Eduard Tubin’s Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra in 2018.

Since graduating in 2018, Aisling has performed as a freelance musician with orchestras around the UK. In 2020, Aisling started working as Sub-Principal Double Bass (short-term contract) with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and is now working with CBSO as Tutti Double Bass (short-term contract).