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The Aurora Percussion Duo have made it their mission to redefine the art of percussion. On 22 March they will perform a dynamic recital of contemporary percussion music ranging from hypnotic vibraphone to taiko drumming and from marimba duo to mime. The concert will open with a junk performance with students from Impington Village College in Cambridge and inspired by Actions. The image of the world can be different artist Oscar Murillo.
The Aurora Percussion Duo was founded by Delia Stevens and Le Yu in 2010. Winners of the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Award in 2012 and alumni of the Park Lane Group Young Artist Scheme, Aurora have since received invitations to perform at the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room, as well as the Edinburgh Festival (live on BBC Radio 3) and the Lucerne Festival. The duo has undertaken two sell-out tours of China, giving performances and masterclasses in some of the country’s most prestigious concert halls and conservatoires.
Described as ‘superb’ by the Financial Times and ‘extraordinary’ by Classical Source, Aurora Percussion Duo produce adrenaline fuelled concert performances which are visually spectacular, physically demanding and presented with the artistry of dedicated chamber musicians. Aurora concert programmes present a vast repertoire of music spanning centuries from Bach to the present day, whilst exploring instruments from the five-octave marimba to the humble egg shaker.
Aurora are constantly expanding the repertoire for percussion duo and continue to commission established and upcoming composers to write for them. They also create their own arrangements of works by more familiar composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Piazzolla and Bach, whilst exploring the explosive virtuosity and innovation belonging to the core percussion duo literature.
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