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Annemarie Federle

At the age of seventeen, Annemarie Federle won the Brass Category Final of the 2020 BBC Young Musician competition. She went on to secure a place at the Final at Bridgewater Hall, where she performed Ruth Gipps Horn Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC […]

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Amy Harman

Amy Harman started the bassoon after a failed early career as a cellist. From 2010-15 she was principal of the Philharmonia and is currently a YCAT Artist, Member of Ensemble 360 and Principal of ENO and Aurora Orchestra. Career highlights include performing as a ‘flying soloist’ in Birmingham Opera’s premiere of Stockhausen’s ‘Mittwoch aus Licht’ […]

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Ben Griffiths

Ben officially joined Aurora in 2012 shortly after performing Mozart’s infamous double bass showpiece ‘Per quest bella mano’ with the orchestra. He has wide and varied experience of orchestral playing, including dozens of tours with the LSO and the John Wilson Orchestra. Chamber music includes regular appearances at the Cheltenham Festival, Guy Johnston’s Hatfield House […]

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John Reid

John has appeared as a soloist with Aurora over the past season at the Aldeburgh Festival, in collaboration with Poet in the City and as part of the Mozart concerto series at Kings Place. He is especially well known in the field of chamber music and song as a performer and teacher; he is an […]

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Alexandra Wood

Alex graduated from Cambridge with a starred double first, and went on to the Royal College of Music to study with Itzhak Rashkovsky. She subsequently became a Junior Fellow. A prize winner of various international competitions, in addition to her role as Leader with Aurora she also leads City of London Sinfonia, and is regularly […]

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Henry Baldwin

Henry combines his role at Aurora with the position of Section Principal Percussion at the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and a teaching post at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Henry has also given masterclasses at many other conservatoires in the UK. Outside music Henry likes to spend time with his […]

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Jamie Campbell

Jamie has been Principal Second Violin of Aurora Orchestra since 2005. A keen chamber musician he founded and was First Violin of the Solstice Quartet and also performs regularly at festivals including Cervo, Whittington, New Paths, Aberystwyth and Southwell Music Festival of which he is the Associate Artistic Director. Jamie has appeared as guest leader […]

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Jane Mitchell

Jane plays both period and modern flutes and loves the many challenges these different instruments present. As well as being principal flute of Aurora Orchestra, Jane plays regularly with both modern and period groups across Europe, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Irish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, […]

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Matthew Gee

Alongside Aurora, Matthew plays principal trombone with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the brass septet Aurora. He is also on the teaching faculty of the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has recorded four solo CDs, two on the NAXOS label – Songs of Travel, exploring English song cycles by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Stanford, and […]

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Sally Pryce

Sally enjoys a busy freelance life as a soloist, chamber musician and with many UK orchestras. She has appeared as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martins in the Fields, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia. Highlights outside Aurora have included performances of Britten’s Canticles with Ian Bostridge, numerous […]

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