Audrey Riley trained at the Guildhall School Of Music, London with Leonard Stehn. As an arranger and improvising cellist she has recorded for over two decades with numerous groups including Dave Matthews and The Smashing Pumpkins, giving her the opportunity to conduct both the Seattle and Chicago Symphony Orchestras.
With her own orchestra, she has contributed arrangements to countless albums. Recent years have seen Coldplay’s “A Rush Of Blood To The Head” and “XNY”, The Foo Fighter’s “Echoes And Silence”, three albums for Muse including “The Resistance” , a number of albums for Feeder, as well as Moloko, Amy MacDonald, Brendan Benson, Spandau Ballet, Birdy and James Blunt. Three of her arrangements have featured on Grammy Award-winning singles.
As a cellist, she has performed with many dance companies: Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Random Dance, Siobhan Davies Dance Company, in works by Kevin Volans, Michael Gordon and David Lang, and most recently with Jacky Lansley for whom she performed the Bach Cello Suites with inserts by Jonathan Eato.