Academy of Ancient Music

Founded 1973

Academy of Ancient Music



The Academy of Ancient Music is an award-winning early music ensemble based in Cambridge, England. They vitalise baroque and classical music, playing in the style and spirit in which the music was first performed, on either authentic period instruments or modern copies of instruments from the 17th and 18th century.

They perform throughout the UK and Europe and have toured 6 continents since their ground-breaking beginning in 1973 and have received the Gramophone Award several times as well as winning Grammys, Cannes and Edison classical awards.

The Academy of Ancient Music was the first ensemble to record and release the completeMozart symphonies on period instruments. Followed by recordings of Beethoven’s entire piano concertos and symphonies, and recordings of numerous Mozart piano concertos andHaydn symphonies accompanied by forte pianist Robert Levin. Furthermore, the Academy has recordedDido and Aeneas by Purcell, Orlando and Rinaldo fromHandel, Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Haydn’s L’anima del filosofo and over 200 more recordings for various labels.

All images courtesy of AAM © Patrick Harrison