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Academy of Ancient Music

Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is an orchestra based in Cambridge with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music.

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Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) is an orchestra with a worldwide reputation for excellence in baroque and classical music. Using historically-informed techniques, period-specific instruments and original sources, we bring music vividly to life in committed, vibrant performances.

Established nearly 50 years ago to make the first British recordings of orchestral works using original instruments, AAM has released more than 300 albums to date, collecting countless accolades including Classic BRIT, Gramophone and Edison awards. We now record on our own-label AAM Records, and are proud to be the most listened-to period-instrument orchestra online, with over one million monthly listeners on Spotify. AAM is directed by Music Director Laurence Cummings.

Beyond the concert hall, AAM is committed to nurturing the next generation of musicians and music-lovers through our innovative side-by-side learning and participation initiative AAMplify. Working in collaboration with partners at the Guildhall School, London Music Masters, Cambridgeshire Music Hub and others we reach thousands of children and young people across primary, secondary and tertiary education each year.

AAM is Orchestra-in-Residence at the University of Cambridge. It is also Associate Ensemble at London’s Barbican centre and the Teatro San Cassiano in Italy, and Orchestra-in-Residence at the The Grange Festival, Milton Abbey International Summer Music Festival and The Apex, Bury St Edmunds.


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

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