- Aurora is pursued as a non profit association, its name Nordiska Kammarmusikföreningen. All the funding that is made available is used for the production of festivals, concerts, tours and master classes.
- The leadership is well endowed regarding organisational, pedagogical and artistic competence. In its established and far reaching network Aurora has the most extinguished European elite of international artists and professors, who are given responsibility for different aspects of the varied activities.
In five years, Aurora has created an important European centre and network for festivals and master classes that promotes chamber music by several projects, see ”result” below. Thereby new conditions and contacts have been established, that enhance the progress of the whole chain of development within chamber and orchestral music: exchange of competence, public interest, network building, artistic growth, scenic renewal, financial breadth and media attention.
Focus on Young Artists
This project has its heart in giving opportunities for all the thousands of young artists (average age 23 years) from all over the world who meet continuously at the Aurora networks, festivals and master classes in Sweden. They arrive at Aurora as individual musicians. Well there, they are thrown into all sorts of chamber ensembles and orchestras, working under the guidance of the professors. They give concerts together during the festival that takes place at the same time. Lots of new contacts are established, that in many cases develop into lasting interchange and cooperation all over national borders.
Aurora Chamber Music (ACM) uses innovative and alternative methods in order to change the present conditions for upcoming musicians and create new possibilities and opportunities within the classical music genre. The ACM project is a long-term investment for the future where the new generation of international artists and audiences (18 to 30 years) are top priority.
Through the festivals,ACM creates an international chamber music hub with several sub-projects. These projects have extensive activities for professional as well as artistic development and for innovative stage performance. However, activities promoting international exchanges and networks, audience recruitment, financial width and media space are also important. All activities are carried through combining high artistic integrity and a recognized quality with a strong will for continuous development and improvement.
Aurora Chamber Music invites about 400 musicians from 40 countries for the following activities, carried through during various periods of the year : 3 Chamber Music & Orchestra Festivals 6 Workshops / Master classes (for all orchestral instruments, vocals and piano) 2-4 Concert tours
Results 2006-2012 in figures
- 50 000 concert goers
- 1900 artists from over 40 Countries participating in the productions
- 250 public concerts
- 25 International Master Classes
- 20 International Chamber Music Festivals
- Concerts on tour all over Sweden
Several of the world’s leading musicians and professors leades the different Aurora Chamber Music’s productions. Just to name a few of these 80 Aurora artists and their instruments:
Violin – Midori, Ivry Gitlis,Viktor Tretiakov, Pavel Vernikov, Roby Lakatos Viola – Lawrence Power, Maxim Rysanov, Kim Kaschkaschian, Nuboko Imai,Tatjana Masurenko Cello – Ralf Kirshbaum, Alexander Rudin, Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Robert Cohen, Torleif Thedéen Double bass – Knut-Erik Sundkvist, Sebastian Dubee Piano – Fabio Bidini, Konstantin Bogino, Jerome Lowenthal, Peter Donohoe, Staffan Scheja, Jiri Hlinka Vocal - Barbara Hendricks, Charlotte Hellekant Flute – Philippa Davies, Cecilie Løken Oboe- David Friedemann Strunck, Washington Barella Bassoon- Ole Kristian Dahl Clarinet- Yehuda Gilad, Michael Collins Horn – Michael Thompson Markus Maskuniitty Trumpet- Urban Agnas, Bo Nilsson Trombone – Jonas Bylund, Sven Erik Eriksson, Håkan Björkman Conductor – Johannes Gustavsson
See the menu ”Artists” , info about all other great Auroraartists as well
- is an active influence in the international chamber music life by its extensive production of concerts, festivals, network building, and master classes for young artists from all over Europe and the world
- is an active influence in the international chamber music by its focus on competence and recruiting, regarding orchestral musicians and soloists as well as new musicians and winning a new audience
- enhances the role of chamber music in society by its excellent artistic value, its varied concerts, its attention from media and its public
- Develops contacts and networks. A number of international interchanges between individuals, groups and organisations have already been formed. For example, after meeting at Aurora, several ensembles have been established with artists from many different countries that now work together and perform internationally.
Aurora’s most important partners since the start in 2006 are:
The city of Vänersborg The city of Trollhättan The Royal College of Music in Stockholm The Swedish Arts Council Region Västra Götaland