Aisling Manning is a freelance Irish violinist living in the UK. She graduated in 2010 with a Master's degree in performance from the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Mayumi Fujikawa, having previously trained at the Guildhall School of Music, London. She began her studies at the age of six at the Royal Irish Academy of Music with Margaret O’Toole and later with the renowned Fr. McNally.
Aisling works regularly with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester and has been fortunate to have toured around Europe, Asia and Korea with this orchestra. Other orchestral work includes working with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Ireland, English National Opera, Oxford Philomuscia, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, Southbank Sinfonia and Welsh National Opera.
Aisling relishes the opportunity to travel, she has toured Europe and to Shanghai with the European Union Youth Orchestra. Toured America, South America, Mexico and Europe with Camerata Ireland under the baton of Barry Douglas. Enjoys touring in musicals, with British Philharmonic for Jeff Wayne’s musical War of the Worlds and The Phantom of the Opera UK tour. Also with rock and pop groups such as ABC, Dionne Warwick, Spandau Ballets' Tony Hadley and Clean Bandit.
Aisling is passionate about chamber music and was founding member and 1st violinist of the Palomino Quartet, whom were finalists in the St. Martin’s Chamber Music Competition and the Ernest Bloch Music Competition. Highlights included performing at St. Martin’s in the Field, London, St. James Piccadilly, London and The Pump Room, Bath. Another highlight was being invited to perform as part of a string quartet on stage in Alan Bennett's Hymn run at the National Theatre with actor Alex Jennings.
Aisling is very proud and privileged to be Co-Artistic Director of the Boyne Music Festival.