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Academy of Ancient Music

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Period(s) Classical, Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental

Sample soundtrack
JS Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.5 - AAM / Richard Egarr

Biography

The Academy of Ancient Music is renowned for thrilling audiences with its fresh, engaging performances of baroque and classical music. Playing on original instruments and inspired by original soundworlds, the AAM's music making takes on the spirit of exploration, innovation and free-thinking which Bach, Handel and Haydn would have known.

Founded in 1973 by Christopher Hogwood, over the past four decades the AAM has performed live on every continent except Antarctica and reached millions with its acclaimed array of over 300 CDs, including Brit- and Grammy-Award-winning recordings of Handel operas and pioneering accounts of the Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven symphonies.

In 2006 Richard Egarr succeeded Hogwood as Music Director. Egarr has led the orchestra on tours throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East, and in 2007 he founded the Choir of the AAM. Recent recordings include a complete cycle of Handel's Opp.1-7 instrumental music , and the world-premiere recording of music by seventeenth-century English composer Christopher Gibbons. In June 2012 the AAM was invited to perform at the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. 

The AAM is Associate Ensemble at the Barbican, Orchestra-in-Residence at the University of Cambridge and - in summer 2013 - Resident Ensemble at the National Gallery in London.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Ed Hossack - Chief Executive

Postal address
11b King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ

Telephone Number
01223 301509

Fax Number
01223 323202

Email address
info@aam.co.uk

Website address
www.aam.co.uk

YouTube website address
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kucFS9Gafk

Other associated sites
www.facebook.com/academyofancientmusic
twitter.com/aamconnected
Youtube.com/acadofancientmusic