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Annemarie Federle

9 January 2023

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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Jamie Campbell

4 November 2021

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

4 November 2021

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

4 November 2021

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

4 November 2021

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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Timothy Orpen

4 November 2021

Timothy Orpen is a founder member of Aurora Orchestra and is also the principal clarinettist of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He was formally the principal of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and now divides his time between Scotland and London. Whilst at Covent Garden he performed many of the major […]

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Sébastien van Kuijk

4 November 2021

Prize winner of the Prague Spring, Rostropovich and Casals competitions, Sébastien Van Kuijk has performed around the world in venues including the Rudolfinum in Prague, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Teatro Real de Madrid, Tokyo’s Bunka-Kaykan Hall, the Concertgebow in Amsterdam and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has worked with composers such as Nicolas Bacri, Henri […]

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Torun Sæter Stavseng

4 November 2021

Torun Sæter Stavseng is a Norwegian cellist with diverse musical interests active as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and teacher. In 2010 she was awarded the Swedish Royal Academy of Music honorary prize after her debut in Britten ́s Cello Symphony with Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In the same year she was awarded the […]

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Flynn Le Brocq

4 November 2021

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Ruth Gibson

4 November 2021

Ruth loves communicating through music, taking on an open-minded approach to music-making, and pursuing a diversity of creative projects. As a Samaritan and qualified yoga teacher she strives for meaning and balance on and off the stage. Her recent collaborations have included a Mozart string quintet cycle with the Heath Quartet, Mozart piano quartets with […]

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