Michael Trainor has enjoyed an increasingly diverse career ever since he appeared as guest leader of the RTE Concert Orchestra when he was only 21 and has gone on to become a familiar figure as soloist and chamber musician in the UK and Ireland.
A founding member of the prestigious Piatti Quartet, he is also regularly invited to be a chamber musician with many other groups and festivals, including Emergence Sextet, Arensky Chamber Players, Clandeboye International Festival, Southwell Music Festival and Fe
stival de Sainte-Mere to name but a few.
He has performed as leader with the RTE Concert Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra, Orion Orchestra and as principal second violin with English Chamber Orchestra, English National Opera and Camerata Ireland. He was recently leading an orchestra backing Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at the Royal Albert Hall.
His studies in more recent years were supported by the Arts Council of NI which led to concerto performances with the Ulster Orchestra and live BBC radio broadcasts under the auspices of the Young Musicians Platform Scheme. This year has seen concerto and solo works by Bruch and Sarasate with
He plays on a 1783 Gagliano/Voller composite.