Trumpet
David took up the trumpet aged nine, following in the footsteps of his grandfather who was a bandmaster in the North East. After study at the Royal College of Music with Michael Laird and a season as guest...
flute & recorder
Rachel trained as a modern flautist, giving premieres of works by Robin Walker, John Ogden and Judith Weir before her interest was captured by the baroque flute. Her recital discs of French baroque music established her reputation, and...
lute & theorbo
Born in Florida, William Carter trained as a modern guitarist with Bruce Holzman at The Florida State University before falling in love with the earlier plucked instruments and the world of historical performance. He travelled to London as...
violin (leader)
Known for his intelligent and virtuosic playing on both the violin and viola d’amore, Bojan Čičić specialises in repertoire ranging from the late 16th century to the Romantic period. A principal player of the Academy of Ancient Music...
cello
Joseph Crouch began his musical education as a chorister at Westminster Abbey, and was later a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge. Collaborations with period-instrument orchestras introduced Joe to the infectious enthusiasm of the instrumentalists which seemed a...
oboe
Antony Pay was born in London, studied at the Royal Academy of Music and read Mathematics at Cambridge University. He has been principal clarinettist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta (of which he was a founder...
cello
Leo is Principal Oboe of the Academy of Ancient Music and appears regularly as guest-principal with, among others, the English Baroque Soloists, the Sixteen, the Dunedin Consort, Arcangelo, La Nuova Musica, the English Concert, and the Orchestra of...
double bass
Judith Evans was a joint first-study Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music on violin and double bass. During her time at the RCM she was the only female double bass player in the European Community Youth...
timpani
“I have always been fascinated by drums and drumming ever since, at the age of three, my father presented me with an ancient bass drum, rescued from the back of a skip outside Boosey’s in Regent Street. A...
viola da gamba
Reiko was born in Tokyo and began her musical training as a pianist. She read musicology at the Kunitachi College of Music where she started playing the viola da gamba, having lessons with Yukimi Kanbe and Tetsuya Nakano....
bassoon
Ursula was appointed Principal Bassoon of the AAM in July 2011, the latest development in a career which has featured acclaimed performances on both modern and period instruments as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral member. As well...
cello
Sarah McMahon began her cello studies with Nora Gilleece at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin in 1987. In 1995 she moved to London where she studied at the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange,...
clarinet
Antony Pay was born in London, studied at the Royal Academy of Music and read Mathematics at Cambridge University. He has been principal clarinettist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta (of which he was a founder...
viola
Jane Rogers is one of the UK’s leading exponents in baroque and classical viola. At the age of sixteen she was awarded a music scholarship to St Edward’s College Liverpool and went on to study viola at the...
keyboards
Alastair Ross was a chorister at Christ Church, and an organ scholar at New College, Oxford, where he gained a First in Music. He has worked as a freelance harpsichordist and organist for thirty five years. He is...