Orly read Music at Somerville College, Oxford, before training as a pianist at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His teachers have included the distinguished pianist Michael Dussek, composer Simon Mawhinney, and the organists Theo Saunders and George Minne. He spent three years as a member of the Choir of Somerville College, Oxford, with whom he made a professional recording for Stone Records and travelled to the USA for a concert tour. Whilst still at school, Orly was a member of the Choir of Armagh Cathedral, with whom he performed for the Queen and the President of Ireland. He has given many solo piano and organ recitals around England and Northern Ireland, has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Orchestra of Trinity College, Oxford, and is much in demand as an accompanist and private teacher.