Aisling Casey is Principal Oboe with The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, former Principal Oboe with the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and was Co-Principal Oboe with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. A native of Cork, Ireland, and following her Bachelor of Arts studies at University College Cork, Aisling moved to Germany to study with Prof. Klaus Becker at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover.
Aisling obtained the first prize at The Isle of Wight International Oboe Competition (now Barbirolli Competition) and as a result, received a series of invitations to major solo concerts, including a prestigious début recital in London’s Purcell Room.
After a successful tour as a soloist with violinist Nigel Kennedy in the great concert halls of the UK & Ireland, Aisling has recorded the Bach Double Concerto with Nigel Kennedy for EMI Classics and a CD of the Strauss Oboe Concerto for RTE/LyricFM, a recording that has been watched on YouTube almost half a million times.
Aisling is one of the founding members of the initiative Splendor. She is a very experienced oboe teacher, was for many years a main subject teacher of oboe at Codarts Rotterdam and regularly gives master classes abroad, such as at the Dartington International Summer School. She is also a founding member of the music society LUDWIG, and she is artistic director of the annual St. Patrick’s Festival in Amsterdam.