The Aurora Trio is an exciting young chamber ensemble, which is quickly developing a reputation for pushing the boundaries of its unusual instrumentation. Their repertoire comprises many new pieces and original arrangements alongside core works for flute, viola and harp. Since its conception in 2012, the trio has performed widely across the UK; recent engagements include recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Colston Hall, Norwich and Norfolk Festival, Halesworth Festival and Roehampton University. From 2014-16, the trio held a prestigious chamber music fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music. During their time as fellows, they worked closely with performers and composers from the student body as well as from the Junior Royal Academy of Music and Open Academy, the learning and participation department. The Aurora Trio are selected artists for Live Music Now and The Concordia Foundation. In July 2016, they were awarded the Dorothy Parkinson Memorial Award for Young British Musicians at Harrogate International Festival.
The Aurora Trio was established at the Royal Academy of Music in 2012. Emma and Heather had previously played as a flute and harp duo; in 2010 they performed Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with the European Union Chamber Orchestra. Joe Bronstein joined the Academy in 2012, and was invited by Emma and Heather to form the trio; the position was then taken over by violist Jordan Sian in 2017. The trio have been fortunate to receive coaching from flautists Kate Hill and William Bennett, violist Martin Outram and harpist Karen Vaughan.