Founded in 1973 by Christopher Hogwood, the AAM has since performed live on every continent except Antarctica and released over 300 CDs. Though international in its outlook, the AAM is rooted ‘at home’ in London and Cambridge, where it has a regular season and promotes some of its most ambitious and innovative music-making. The AAM is an Associate Ensemble at London’s Barbican Centre and is also Orchestra-in-Residence at the University of Cambridge. Renowned for the quality of its musicianship and its dedication to fresh, historically-informed and engaged performances of baroque and classical music, the orchestra has won Grammy, Brit, Edison, MIDEM and Gramophone Awards. In 2006 Richard Egarr succeeded the orchestra’s founder Christopher Hogwood as Music Director. Egarr has led the orchestra on tours throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East, and in 2007 he founded the Choir of the AAM. In September 2013 the AAM celebrates its 40th birthday.