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Aura Go

"A touchingly beautiful singing sound and a dazzling ability to elicit the multi-layered textures." Rondo

Australian pianist Aura Go enjoys an active and multifaceted musical life, performing as a soloist, chamber musician,Lieder pianist and conductor. She has been soloist with many of Australia's professional orchestras in concertos ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gubaidulina, Schnittke and Rautavaara. Marking the beginning of her ongoing interest in Finnish music, Aura gave the first Australian performances of Rautavaara’s first and second piano concertos with the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras in 2002 and 2003.  She has been guest artist at many international music festivals including the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Metropolis New Music Festival, Bari International Chamber Music Festival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Heinävesi Music Festival and Edinburgh Festival.  Recent performance highlights have included appearing as soloist with the Tapiola Sinfonietta in Aarre Merikanto’s third piano concerto for the 2017 PianoEspoo Festival(Finland), solo and chamber performances at the Kuhmo and Kauniainen music festivals in Finland, and recitals in Denmark, Poland, Italy and Australia.

Aura studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, at ANAM, and attained her Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and is now a doctoral candidate at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Her artistic research addresses the aspect of creativity in classical music performance, drawing on the psycho-physical approach of actor Michael Chekhov and exploring ways in which musicians can achieve a more open, spontaneous creative state when practicing and performing.