Recently hailed as “one of the world’s great orchestras” by China Daily following its debut performance in Beijing, the Academy of Ancient Music is a household name renowned worldwide for its energized, passionate performances of baroque and classical music. Since it was founded by Christopher Hogwood in 1973 the AAM has reached music lovers worldwide with over 250 recordings and live performances on every continent except Antarctica.
“Superior from almost every point of view was the Academy of Ancient Music's superbly cast account of Arianna in Creta, which I heard both at Birmingham's beautifully restored town hall and at the Barbican.” (Sunday Times, May 2009)
“No praise can be too high for the instrumental support.” (Independent, May 2009)
“I can’t think of a great deal that would improve this package: performances are stylish and polished; the recordings are a beauty.” (BBC Radio 3 CD of the Week, March 2007)