Oliver Baily is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, where he was taught by Ben Holland. Whilst at the RNCM he won the Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize and the Emmanuel Prize. In recent years Oliver has given solo performances across the UK, including a recital at the Northern Aldborough Festival and concerto appearances with the Settle Orchestra, Manchester Beethoven Orchestra and Vacation Chamber Orchestra. He is a founder member of the Treske Quartet and SONO Ensemble, and as a chamber musician he has performed at numerous UK and international festivals including the Ryedale Festival, West Cork Music Festival and Buxton International Festival. Oliver regularly freelances with orchestras and ensembles across the UK. He has previously directed youth orchestra workshops for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, and in early 2019 he joined the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on tour in Salzburg.
Oliver performs on a Derazey violin made in Paris in the late 19th Century, and is also very grateful to the Harrison Frank Family Foundation for the loan of a beautiful modern violin and bow made by W.E Hill & Sons.