David Agnew was born in Dublin. He studied Piano, Recorder and Guitar before taking up the Oboe at the age of 17. He joined the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in 1982 and has been a frequent and popular soloist with them since. David has also performed as soloist and with orchestra in England, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Egypt, Tunisia, Israel, Japan and Korea. He has toured the USA and Canada extensively with the Concert Orchestra. He has recorded with the Chieftains, Phil Coulter, Frank Patterson, the original Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Rod Stewart, R.E.M., Secret Garden, Irish Film Orchestra, Liam Lawton, Ronan Hardiman and played with most major Irish artists from Paul Brady to Sinead O Connor, Altan, Declan O Rourke, Duke Special, Jerry Fish, the Coronas and Finbar Furey. International artists include Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras and Kiri te Kanawa.