Principal Player sponsorship

Principal Double Bass Ben Griffiths backstage at Kings PlaceOur Player Sponsors help us meet artistic costs through an annual gift dedicated towards one of our Principal Players or Principal Conductor. One of our most popular philanthropic schemes, chair sponsorship affords regular opportunities to meet with the Aurora Principals, and to develop a relationship with your sponsored player.

We currently have a number of opportunities available to support Principal Players. For a  conversation about becoming a sponsor, please contact Caroline Harris, Director of Development & Strategic Planning, by calling +44 (0)20 7014 2804 or emailing

Current Principal Player Sponsors

Sooty & Jonathan Asquith (Principal Bassoon)
Eric & Ann Bolton (Principal Trombone)
Emily Ingram (Principal Flute)
Tessa & Charles King-Farlow (Principal Horn)
Irene Mackay (Principal Trumpet)
Roger Mears & Joanie Speers (Principal Cello)
Gillian & John Shakespeare (Principal First Violin)
Clive & Tessa Tulloch (Principal Viola)
Louis Watt
 (Principal Double Bass)
An anonymous donor (Principal Piano)

Richard & Helen Sheldon (Principal Conductor)