18th November: Laurence Cummings is new director for AAM, First woman honored with Bach Medal, Twelve finalists for the Basel competition

Wednesday 18th November '20

Academy of Ancient Music appoints Laurence Cummings as new music directorThe Academy of Ancient Music has announced Laurence Cummings as its new music director, effective from the 2021/22 season.Conductor and harpsichordist Laurence Cummings has previously …

14th July: Academy of Ancient Music returns, Basel Sinfonietta appoints managing director, The Concert de Paris puts dance in the spotlight, Live classical music makes a comeback

Tuesday 14th July '20

Academy of Ancient Music returns to concert stage for first post-lockdown performanceThe performance is part of VOCES8’s Live from London festivalThe Academy of Ancient Music is to return to the concert stage for its first …

18th October: AAM becomes first ensemble of its kind to exceed 1 million monthly Spotify listeners, Wiener Staatsoper: Auszeichnung mit dem Europäischen Kulturpreis, Adèle Charvet et Maya Levy remportent ex aequo le Prix Jeune Soliste 2020 des MFP

Friday 18th October '19

AAM becomes first ensemble of its kind to exceed 1 million monthly Spotify listenersThe Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has become the first period instrument ensemble to ever surpass one million monthly listeners on Spotify.Listening …

8th March: Nicola Benedetti wins Best Classical at Global Awards, Cheltenham Festival announces 75th anniversary line-up, Music lessons ‘being stripped’ out of England schools

Friday 8th March '19

Nicola Benedetti is named Best Classical Artist at The Global Awards 2019 The great Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti won the Best Classical Award at The Global Awards 2019, a category that was voted for by the public.The other …

21st January: New director for San Fran Phil, Royal Northern Sinfonia leader steps down

Monday 21st January '19

Richard Egarr named music director of San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Richard Egarr has been appointed music director of The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (PBO) in San Francisco. He succeeds Nicholas McGegan, who …

6th June: BBC Symphony Orchestra will leave Maida Vale Studios, the Academy of Ancient Music launches new recording, Glyndebourne embraces savagery

Wednesday 6th June '18

In today's news: BBC Symphony Orchestra gets new home in East London, Grace Davidson to release a new recording with the Academy of Ancient Music, the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production of Madama Butterfly discusses …

28th May: Street musicians to be paid contactless, Simon Rattle starts his Berlin farewell

Monday 28th May '18

In today's news: Street musicians are to be paid with contactless cash, a piece on Spotify and censorship, King's College appoint a new director of music, new YCAT artists are announced and in Washington D.C. …

14th November: Academy of Ancient Music’s partnership with Chiltren Arts, Leicester MusicFest organ competition and sexual misconduct at Berklee Music College.

Tuesday 14th November '17

In today’s news: the funding for the next European youth choir festival in Basel is secured, Academy of Ancient Music announces partnership with Chiltern Arts. In Munich, faculty members of music colleges are protesting low wages. …

The Academy of Ancient Music appoint Robert Levin as inaugural Hogwood Fellow

Monday 13th February '17

The Academy of Ancient Music have today announced that Robert Levin will inaugurate the Hogwood Fellowship. Established in honour of the Academy of Ancient Music’s founder Christopher Hogwood, the Fellowship is designed to further the ensemble’s …

Looking ahead to 2017 – highlights of the year

Wednesday 21st December '16

'2016 - what a year it has been!  It’s been a year full of political and cultural changes and we look forward what 2017 holds in store.  We have also had to adapt WildKat’s set up and …

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