FeaturedMay 2020Sheet Music Reviews

AURIO Publishing House

New publishing house offers an innovative subscription program of rarely performed and little known repertoire

Respected German composer and pianist Sebastian Bund launches AURIO Music Publishing House. AURIO offers works by unknown composers and rarely performed pieces by well-known composers by subscription and on an individual basis. Conceived by Mr. Bund as the solution to time-consuming searches for rare works whilst doing such a search himself, the publishing house relieves musicians from searching for rarities, making the pieces available in ready-to-play editions.

Carefully edited scores for various instruments will be published four times a year, in a choice of a noble print version or as a digital pdf download. Each quarterly edition contains five to six works of varying difficulty, including chamber music with arranged voices. Each score is enriched with explanations and audio recordings for orientation.


The first editions offer musical discoveries for flute, piano, and clarinet; editions for violin, violoncello, and classical guitar will follow. Editions have been designed for practicing, teaching, and performing - for everyone who plays an instrument: amateur musicians, teachers, students, and professional musicians.

»There are still infinite treasures to be found - original works by composers from all centuries,« states Mr. Bund. »The pieces will inspire all people who make music, challenge their curiosity, and ensure their joy of playing. It is not only artists who can benefit from our 'Music Library of Inspirations', but also the audience, who can go on a new journey of discovery in the concert hall. All over the world.«

AURIO‘s publications are supported by editors and musicologists invited by Mr. Bund to work with the publishing house, as well as by renowned artists, each of whom recommends work/s for an edition. a:urio is pleased to introduce its first editions, carefully curated by: German flutist Kathrin Christians, 2018 Young Artist Opus Klassik Award winner; German clarinetist Nicolai Pfeffer, who also serves on the clarinet faculty of several prestigious music schools in Germany; Spanish clarinetist Pablo Barragán, »Pablo Barragán made the clarinet shine across all registers...« (Augsburger Allgemeine); French-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt, »one of the cello realm's most brilliant young princes« (Huffington Post); Israeli pianist Yaara Tal, half of »one of the world's best piano duos« (Stuttgarter Nachrichten); and German pianist Michael Korstick »one of the most important Beethoven performers of our time« (Audiophile, Fono Forum).


Upcoming Editions:

April 2020

- Kathrin Christians: pieces by Louise Farrenc, Carl Wilhelm August Blum and Claude Debussy;

- Michael Korstick: rediscovers a piano work by Peter I. Tchaikovsky;

- Pablo Barragán and Nicolai Pfeffer: work by Isaac Albéniz

July 2020: 

- Yaara Tal

- Nicolas Altstaedt

- Nicolai Pfeffer and Pablo Barragan 

- Kathrin Christians

Published bilingually in English and German, and available for subscription worldwide, each AURIO edition is lovingly set by established music notation writers who also work for other renowned music publishers. Designed to meet the high demands of musicians in every respect, the editions are printed on natural paper inspired by Japanese paper clothing (which Sebastian Bund selected from more than 600 paper samples) and feature a special binding which ensures that the notes remain open on the desk. The digital edition comes in PDF format and can be accessed on all end devices. 

"With AURIO, I want to offer musicians a service that allows them to expand their artistic repertoire with original pieces without wasting any time. We want to inspire them and help them discover new works and composers of all musical epochs. The selection of scores in our editions is always a surprise for subscribers, we call it a ›treasure chest of recommendations. We want to be like a good friend who recommends high-quality favourite pieces for the repertoire to the musicians, puts them on their desks and says: 'Play this through, it's really great and worth it!'. The spectrum ranges from baroque to contemporary music; some curators also present their own arrangements. A ›Composer's Special‹ is also planned, which will present a purely contemporary programme in digital form once a year."

- Sebastian Bund, composer / pianist / founder, AURIO 



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