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  •  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 knowned regarding organisational, pedagogical and artistic competence. In its established and far reaching network Aurora has the most distinguished elite of international artists and professors, who are given responsibility for different aspects of the varied activities.


In ten years, Aurora has created an important world wide 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  festivals and master classes in Sweden. They are coached by the international Aurora professors and allso give concerts together during the festival. Lots of new professional 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 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 new 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 over 40 countries for the following activities, carried through during various periods of the year :
4   Chamber Music & Orchestra Festivals
25-30   Master classes (for all orchestral instruments, vocals and piano)
2-4   Concert tours

Results 2006-2015 in figures

  • 32 international Chamber Music Festivals
  • 82 709 concert goers
  • 380 public concerts
  • 3187 artists from over 40 countries participating in the productions
  • 320 international Master Classes
  • Concerts on tour all over Sweden

Artistic direction

Several of the world’s leading musicians, soloists, conductors and professors leades the different Aurora Chamber Music’s productions. Just to name a few of these 80 Aurora artists and their instruments:

Conductor – Kurt Masur, Kent Nagano, Johannes Gustavsson

Violin – Midori, Sarah Chang, Ivry Gitlis,Viktor Tretiakov, Pavel Vernikov, Roby Lakatos, Nicolas Dautricourt
Viola – Lawrence Power, Maxim Rysanov, Kim Kaschkaschian, Nuboko Imai, Tatjana Masurenko, Rachel Roberts
Cello – Mischa Maisky, Ralf Kirshbaum, Antonio Meneses, Alexander Rudin,  Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson,  Robert Cohen, Torleif Thedéen
Double bass – Joel Quarrington, Duncan Mc Tier, Sebastian Dubee
Piano – Fabio Bidini, Konstantin Bogino, Jerome Lowenthal,  Peter Donohoe, Staffan Scheja, Jiri Hlinka, Mats Widlund
Vocal – Barbara Hendricks, Loa Falkman, Charlotte Hellekant
Flute – Denis Buriakov,William Bennet, Philippa Davies, Cecilie Løken
Oboe– Alexei Ogrintchouk, David Walter, Washington Barella
Bassoon– Robin O’Neill, Afonso Venturieri, Ole Kristian Dahl
Clarinet– Yehuda Gilad, Michael Collins
Horn – Marie-Luise Neunecker, Frøydis Ree Wekre, Michael Thompson
Trumpet– Jeroen Barwaerts, Urban Agnas, Bo Nilsson
Trombone – Ian Bousfield – Jonas Bylund, Sven Erik Eriksson, Håkan Björkman
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 and master classes for young artists from all over the world
  • is an active influence in the international chamber Music life 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 new 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 Swedish Arts Council
Region Västra Götaland
The city of Vänersborg
The city of Trollhättan
The city of Mariestad
The Royal College of Music in Stockholm

New resent partners

Per och Helen Dreijers Stiftelse
Barbro Osher Foundation
Statens Musikverk
Stiftelsen Grevillis Fond
Musikakademi Vänersborg
Vänersborgs Musikförening
Trollhättans Konsertförening
Högskolan Väst
Folkets Hus
Folkets Hus Kulturhuset Trollhättan
First Hotel
Best Western


Ola Larsson/General Manager                            Per Nyström/Artistic Director
+46 (0)70 654 12 50                                             +46 (0)708 19 43 47
ola.larsson@aurorachambermusic.com        per.nystrom@aurorachambermusic.com

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