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Anahita Falaki

Anahita joined Aurora in August 2019 as the new Concerts Assistant and Librarian. Prior to this she studied Music at university, where she regularly played in chamber ensembles as a violinist and discovered a keen interest in creative learning and arts administration. Working in the Production Department, she gets stuck in with all the behind-the-scenes aspects […]

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Helen McKeown

As Development Manager Helen oversees Aurora’s fundraising activity, working with individual and organisational funders to make Aurora’s artistic and creative learning programmes possible. Helen started her career in production-based arts roles before joining Aurora in her first fundraising role in 2019. She has since developed a keen interest in fundraising theory and strategy, and completed […]

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Jane Mitchell

As Creative Director, Jane plays a leading role in Aurora’s artistic direction, working alongside the Principal Conductor and Chief Executive as one-third of the artistic planning team.  As Principal Flute for Aurora, Jane feels passionately about finding new ways to make orchestral music speak to more people and has been deeply involved in Aurora’s programming, production […]

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John Harte

John has been Chief Executive of Aurora Orchestra since 2009. He studied history at Cambridge University, where he also sang as a choral scholar.  Prior to taking up his current role with Aurora he worked for the British choral label Collegium, and completed a doctorate in Middle Eastern History at the School of Oriental and African Studies.  As co-founder of the Choir of London […]

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Alana Grady

Alana discovered her passion for orchestral administration through her time at university (though was organising events before that!), and was the Orchestra Manager for two years at Royal Holloway, University of London.  Having graduated in 2016, Alana undertook an internship with Aurora, which gained her much experience in all areas behind the scenes, particularly production. […]

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