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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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Sébastien van Kuijk

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

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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Ruth Gibson

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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Maia Cabeza

Canadian-American violinist Maia Cabeza enjoys a multi-faceted performing career as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. She has been successful in several international competitions, and her major awards include 1st prize at the 2013 Leopold Mozart Violin Competition in Augsburg and 2nd prize (Bach-prize) of the 2018 Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig. As […]

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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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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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