Aisling Agnew was born and raised in Belfast. She performs internationally and has been broadcast on BBC Radio, RTE Lyric FM and Classic FM. High profile concerts include a Wigmore Hall recital, Belfast Festival, the National Flute Assocation’s 40th Convention in Las Vegas and Concertos with the Ulster Orchestra and RSNO. Aisling is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She performs on a wide range of flutes on which she has released various recordings and she works regularly with ensembles such as the Irish Memory Orchestra and her long-standing flute and guitar duo with Matthew McAllister with whom she has toured worldwide.
Aisling’s involvement in Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble reflects her strong interest in new music and working with composers. She has premiered and recorded many contemporary works for flute and highlights include performing for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies 80th birthday concert and giving the first performance in Scotland of Penderecki’s Flute Concerto. Aisling also enjoys helping students develop an interest in contemporary flute playing through workshops and classes. She is flute teacher at St Andrews University and also tutors students from Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities.