The Academy of Ancient Music
Academy of Ancient Music announces new Hogwood fellow10:53, 25th May 2018
The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has announced that Sandy Burnett is the new Hogwood fellow for 2018-19.
Burnett (pictured) is a broadcaster, conductor, bassist, and lecturer. He has been a frequent quest at AAM’s concerts, and regularly leads tour groups and presents pre-concert talks.
He succeeds Robert Levin, the AAM’s inaugural Hogwood fellow. During his tenure, Levin was an advocate of historically-informed performance. He also wrote detailed historical programme notes, filmed video content, and delivered pre-concert talks and lectures.
The Hogwood fellow, named after early music pioneer Christopher Hogwood, seeks to further audiences’ understanding of early music.
‘I’m thrilled to be chosen as Hogwood fellow for the forthcoming season,’ said Burnett. ‘[I] can’t wait to work alongside the superb members of the AAM whose music making has inspired me for decades.
‘For me it will be all about making connections – both deepening the knowledge of the AAM’s existing loyal audience and reaching out to new listeners.’