2019: Ensemble

Sponsored by Schott Music

For the outstanding quality and scope of the performances and work in any context of a group of musicians, no fewer than three, in the UK between January 2018 and June 2019.

Aurora Orchestra

Panel citation: The Aurora Orchestra is Midas-like in its touch, setting standards for us all, from formidable contemporary repertoire to theatrical exploration to engaging young minds. Limitless in their creativity, scope and commitment to audiences’ experience: anything can happen in an Aurora performance, it will always be the highest quality, and there’s constant anticipation as to what they will do next.

Also shortlisted:


This year's Ensemble Award was decided by an independent panel drawn from across the music profession comprising:

  • Angus Smith, Artistic Director, Music in the Round
  • Alexis Paterson, Chief Executive, Three Choirs Festival
  • Jo Hensel, sub-principal horn, ASMF / Deputy Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion, Guildhall
  • Sam Rigby, Managing Director, Schott Music
  • Ruth Rogers, violinist / leader, London Mozart Players

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