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Lucy Thraves


Academy of Ancient Music begins search for new director

9:31, 26th July 2018

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) will begin a search for a new music director to take up the position from the 2021-22 season.

The current director, Richard Egarr, will step down after 15 years in the role.

‘AAM is, and always has been, an outstanding orchestra full of passionate and highly talented musicians,’ said Egarr. ‘I have been extremely lucky to carry on Christopher Hogwood’s ground-breaking work with these colleagues and friends during my time with the organisation, and after fifteen years as music director I feel it will be time for me to move on to new challenges and opportunities.’

AAM leader Bojan Čičić said: ‘Since taking over the reins from Christopher Hogwood over a decade ago, Richard Egarr became the perfect ambassador of AAM with his energy, passion and love of music.

‘His ability to transform a performance into an exceptional event is something that we all cherish. I am really looking forward to presenting these unique concert experiences in our remaining three years together.’


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