Amy Harman appointed as Principal Bassoon

19th December 2014

Aurora is delighted to announce the appointment of Amy Harman as its Principal Bassoon.


Amy Harman – who also holds the position of co-principal bassoon with the Philharmonia Orchestra and is a YCAT artist – joins Aurora’s team of principal players at a particularly exciting period for the orchestra on the eve of its 10th anniversary season and a number of major projects in the pipeline.

Speaking of her appointment, Amy says: “I’m so excited to be part of Aurora; it’s a group I’ve played with for several years and I’ve always come away from projects feeling so excited. To work with other young players in such a collaborative way, and with such imaginative programming, is a real treat for me. Particular recent highlights have been Aurora’s late night BBC Prom – performing Mozart 40, standing and from memory, in the Royal Albert Hall felt like skydiving! Also the recent tour to Australia was an incredible experience, wonderful concerts and I don’t think I’ve ever been on such a happy tour!”

Aurora’s Chief Executive John Harte adds: “We are thrilled to welcome Amy as Aurora’s new Principal Bassoon. Her appointment completes the orchestra’s line-up of principal players and further strengthens a group of virtuosic musicians who make Aurora one of the most dynamic and exciting ensembles of its kind. Having performed with the orchestra for a number of years, Amy knows the orchestra well and understands the ambitions we harbour for future seasons. I know that she will continue to make a terrific contribution to Aurora’s varied season of projects.”