About Camerata Musica

Camerata Musica Cambridge takes its name from the celebrated Florentine Camerata — or Camerata Fiorentina — founded in Florence in 1573 by a group of scholars and musicians to promote a revival in what was then defined as Classical music or ‘musica antica’ — the music and poetry of antiquity — with a view to bringing a new generation into contact with its riches.

Cambridge’s Camerata Musica has a similar objective. It exists to bring new - and, in particular, student - audiences to classical music.  It offers its audience the opportunity to hear some of the greatest masterpieces of the Western musical canon in performances by interpreters of international distinction.  It is the only concert programme in the country that reserves more than half its seats for students and those under 25. These tickets are made available at generously subsidized prices.

Founded in the 2005/6 academic year by Dr John Adamson and the late Neil Plevy, Camerata Musica is an initiative of Peterhouse, the oldest of the University of Cambridge's constituent colleges. Performances are held in the concert hall of Peterhouse, the Friends of Peterhouse Theatre, by kind permission of the Master and Fellows.

 

 

PATRONS

Professor Dr Hubert Burda

Dilip Chandra, Esq.

Professor Gert-Rudolf Flick and Dr Corinne Flick

Mr and Mrs Adam Horne

Sir Ralph Kohn, FRS, and the Kohn Foundation

Fred Shahrabani, Esq.

 

BENEFACTORS

Dr John Adamson

Edgar Berger, Esq.

Nigel Brown, Esq. OBE

Mrs Nancy Irsay

Martin Jenkins, Esq.

D. J. M. Kitson, Esq.

Jorg Mohaupt, Esq.

Mr and Mrs Thomas C. Murphy

Matthew Press, Esq.

 

COMMITTEE

Dr John Adamson, Chairman and Programme Director

Professor Tim Crane, Senior Treasurer

Dr Timothy Dickens

Dr Maria Furtwängler

The Revd Dr Stephen Hampton

Professor Richard Holton

Dr Christopher Lester

Professor Andrew Lever

Professor John Rink

Dr Robert Ross-Russell

Sir John Tooley

Dr András Zsák

 

STUDENT COMMITTEE

Ewan Day-Collins

Marcus Ellis

Philipp-Maximilian Jacob

Mary-Ann Middelkoop

 

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

Mrs Ann Munro

 

CONCERTS MANAGER AND SECRETARY TO THE COMMITTEE

Anthony Friend

 

DEPUTY CONCERTS MANAGER

Joshua Borin

 

WEBSITE AND WEB DEVELOPMENT

Dr Adam Thorn

 

PUBLICITY

Jack Hewetson

 

WEBMASTER

Anthony Friend

 

Camerata Musica records its thanks for Dr Adam Thorn for the design and maintenance of its website.