Laurence Cummings named new AAM Music Director

Lucy Thraves, Classical Music
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Conductor and harpsichordist takes up Academy of Ancient Music post with 2021/22 season

Laurence Cummings named new AAM Music Director
Laurence Cummings named new AAM Music Director

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has appointed Laurence Cummings as Music Director from the 2021/22 season. Cummings is a leading exponent of historical performance both as a conductor and a harpsichord player.

AAM CEO John McMunn comments: 'Laurence Cummings is acclaimed for his virtuosity at the keyboard, the energy and verve he brings to the concert platform as a director, and for his staunch advocacy for the historical-performance of baroque and classical music. I can think of no better musician to take the baton from Richard Egarr as AAM approaches its 50th anniversary in 2023.'
 
Laurence Cummings comments: 'I’m delighted to join with the Academy of Ancient Music to develop what the orchestra already has, to explore this wonderful repertoire that we all love with such a passion, and hopefully to reveal something new and fresh to the modern ear.'

The news comes as AAM returns to live music, with a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Barbican on 19th December 2020, as part of the Live from the Barbican concert series. 

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