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Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM)  has been an ensemble in residence at the Faculty of Music since 2004. Founded by the late Christopher Hogwood, once Honorary Professor in the University of Cambridge, and continuing this tradition today under Music Director Richard Egarr, the AAM is one of the world’s first and foremost period-instrument orchestras. Concerts across six continents and over 250 recordings since its formation in 1973 demonstrate the AAM’s pre-eminence in the music of the period 1600–1850, from Monteverdi to Mendelssohn. The Academy of Ancient Music gives approximately three concerts a year in the Faculty of Music’s West Road Concert Hall, and undergraduates are offered a limited number of free tickets for these concerts. In addition the AAM regularly offers coaching from some of the foremost exponents of period-instrument performance in Europe to undergraduates studying Music.