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Born in Lethbridge, Aaron Au was a first violinist for many years with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a sessional lecturer of viola at the University of Alberta. He appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts across North America and Europe. Aaron is also privileged to be a pastor at Avenue Church in the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood in Edmonton. He and his wife April are greeted with the daily adventures and discoveries that come with having two young, energetic and curious boys, Ethan and Elijah. Aaron is thrilled for the opportunity to engage with CKUA’s classical music audience.

Aaron wants classical music to be accessible to a broad audience, supporting connections and a sense of place. In Classical Connections, he loves to amplify the local performing arts community, and he often shares the music people will hear if they go to concerts and recitals around the province. Says Aaron, "Music provides us with the beauty and hope that we crave, but it also gives us space for lament and reflection, which we need from time to time."

What are three go-to songs that inspire Aaron?
"Johannes Brahms Piano Quartet in c minor, 3rd movement" by Andante
"Baby Beluga" by Raffi (or whatever else my 2 young boys have on repeat at the moment...)
"Jurassic Park Theme" by John Williams (or almost any other of his theme songs or marches)

What is an interesting detail you might not know about Aaron?
"Pavarotti almost ran me over in a golf cart backstage at a concert."

Classical Connection
Classical Connections connects you to the beauty, the stories, and the community of classical music. You’ll hear music chosen especially to get your weekend off to a great start, along with the stories behind the music. You’ll also meet the artists performing in your community from week to week and hear the music inspiring them. Be sure to tune in each Saturday for the classical music that connects us!

From Stage To Screen
From Screen to Stage is a celebration of the symphonic and instrumental music that brings the stories of Hollywood, Broadway and more to life.

Tuesday 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Aaron Au

Sunday 4:00 am - 6:00 am

Aaron Au

Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Aaron Au