skip to content

Faculty of Music


The ‘performance community’ at the University of Cambridge and in Cambridge more generally is vast – in fact, so large that it would be impossible to list the names of everyone who is involved in it. Key members of the Faculty of Music with a prominent performance role include Professor John Rink (Professor of Musical Performance Studies and Director of the Cambridge Centre for Musical Performance Studies), Professor Margaret Faultless (Director of Performance and Artistic Director of the Collegium Musicum, among other roles), Dr Sam Barrett (Director of the Instrumental Awards Scheme), Dr Martin Ennis (Associate Director of the CMPS and Artistic Director of the Collegium Musicum, among other roles) and Affiliated Lecturers Andrew Arthur and Dr Edward Wickham.

Other leading contributors include College Directors of Music, the conductors and music directors of the many ensembles in Cambridge, composers in residence, the large complement of performance teachers either in Cambridge itself or in London and elsewhere, and so on. Together, this ‘team’ has as many members as several music colleges put together. It is one of many reasons why Cambridge has an unrivalled reputation as a world-leading centre for music, and it is also why so many of its graduates – in Music as well as in other subjects – develop highly successful careers as instrumentalists or singers.

Professional performers with Cambridge backgrounds

Church musicians
Malcolm Archer
Martin Baker
Kenneth Bowen
Stephen Cleobury
Alan Gray
James O’Donnell
Simon Preston
Geoffrey Shaw
Thomas Trotter
Jonathan Willcocks
John Alldis
Sir Richard Armstrong
David Atherton
Stephen Barlow
Stephen Cleobury
Nicholas Collon
Paul Daniel
Sir Andrew Davis
Sir Mark Elder
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Edward  Gardner
Andrew Griffiths
Daniel Harding

Graeme J. Jenkins
Stephen  Layton
Raymond Leppard
Andrew Manze
Nicholas McGegan
Sir Roger Norrington
Christopher Page
David Parry
Geoffrey Paterson
Clement Power
Jeffrey Tate
Robin Ticciati
Rory Macdonald


Richard Egarr
Jeremy Barlow
Margaret Faultless
Joanna MacGregor
Andrew Mariner
Malcolm Martineau
Martin Outram
Ernst Pauer
Antony Pay
Tom Poster
John Spiers
Simon Standage
Art Themen
Susan Tomes
Roger Vignoles
Huw Watkins
Roger Garland
Ian Bostridge
Simon  Carrington
Andrew Carwood
Michael Chance
Nick Drake
James Gilchrist
Simon Keenlyside
Andrew Kennedy
Mark Padmore
John Potter
Jonathan Rathbone
Stephen Varcoe
David Wilson-Johnson
Nigel D. Rogers
Stewart Wilson
         Popular music
Pete Atkin
Leslie Bricusse
Fred Frith
Noel Gay
Charlie Gillett
Charles Hart
Eric Idle
Kimberley Rew