Aisling Drury Byrne
Aisling Drury Byrne studied cello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, and with Paul Tortelier at the Paris Conservatoire, where she obtained a Premier Prix. She was Principal Cellist with the NSOI from 1978 to 2001. Aisling has appeared at all major Irish festivals and has been a guest player with the RTÉ Vanburgh String Quartet. She has been a member of Camerata Ireland, the chamber orchestra founded and conducted by Belfast pianist Barry Douglas, and over the past eleven years has toured the USA, China, South America and Europe with them. Aisling currently teaches cello at the RIAM. She plays on an Italian cello made by Carlo Antonio Testore  with a bow by the Irish maker Robert Pierce.