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Aurora Chamber Music Scholarship

Every summer we give 2-4 young very talented musicians the Aurora Chamber Music Scholarship. As a part of the scholarship they are invited to our summer festival where they get profiled in the general program along with established international artists. They all are rising stars and their perfomences at our festivals has become very popular among the audience.


This years scholarship goes to the fantastic Avanesyan Trio.Avanesyan Trio 7

The Avanesyan Trio was established in 2010, and unites the brothers Hrachya and Sevak Avanesyan with Julien Libeer, whose individual careers have led them to such venues as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Casa da Musica in Lisbon or the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris.

Since its foundation in 2010, the trio has studied with the members of the Artemis String Quartet at the Queen Elisabeth College of Music in Brussels, and has received regular advice from Augustin Dumay.

The Avanesyan Trio sets as an objective not only to explore the great standards of the repertoire, but also to allow its public to discover less known works, with a particular affinity for Armenian 20th-century chamber music.

Already in their first concert season, 2010 – 2011, the Avanesyan Trio performed at such venues as the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Festival de Radio France Montpellier and the Menton Festival in France, to great critical acclaim. They have further toured in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain…

Following their Antwerp debut, the association of Belgian music critics awarded them the “Golden Label”



Avanesyan Trio – Trio

Hrachya Avanesyan – violin

Sevak Avanesyan – cello

Julien Libeer  – piano


Éléonore Darmon – Violin – France


Zlata Chochieva – Piano – Russia
Alissa Margulis – Violin – German
Joona Pulkkinen – Cello – Finland


Tine-Ting Helseth – Trumpet – Norge
Emil Jonasson – Klarinett – Sverige
Brusk Zanganeh – Violin – Sverige


Daniel Migdal, violin – Sverige
Jakob Koranyi, cello – Sverige
Peter Friis Johansson, piano – Sverige/Danmark


Marko Mustonen, piano – Finland
Andreas Brantelid, cello – Sverige/Danmark


Fredrik Schöyen Sjölin, cello – Norge
Simona Bonfiglioli, violin – Sverige
Anna Christensson, piano – Sverige


Claudia Bonfiglioli, violin – Sverige
Tiina Karakorpi, piano – Finland
Johannes Rostamo, cello – Finland