Update 27th March 2020

We are delighted that the government has announced a financial support package for those that are self-employed.  This will be a huge relief to our musicians.  Our Musicians’ Support fund will however remain vital in providing additional help to our brilliant musicians at this difficult time.

In these uncertain times, the Academy of Ancient Music is doing its best to support our first-class musicians, without whom our concerts, recordings and education work wouldn’t be possible. It is a precarious situation for freelance performers with all concert performances and other work cancelled and their income wiped out.


AAM has committed to covering players’ concert fees in full through March, to late April as a minimum. However, we want to do more, and we are setting up a fund – with an initial target of £25,000 – to provide additional direct financial support to our musicians in the coming weeks. AAM couldn’t produce superb concerts, critically acclaimed recordings, and provide music for millions of listeners all around the world without our brilliant musicians; and right now they need our support.


If you enjoy and value the work that we do, please give what you can*. Any amount, no matter how small, will be hugely appreciated.


On behalf of our musicians, thank you for your support.


* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). If making a donation by text, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For Terms & Conditions, see  PLEASE NOTE: The Academy of Ancient Music needs to raise funds for this and for other charitable purposes.

To find out more, contact Liz Brinsdon, Head of Development 01223 341090