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, and in other venues in Cambridge.

 

COMMITTEE

Dr John Adamson, Artistic Director & Chairman

Dr Timothy Dickens

Anthony Friend, Concerts Administrator and Secretary

Dr Maria Furtwängler

The Revd Dr Stephen Hampton

Professor Richard Holton

Dr Simon Jackson

Dr Christopher Lester

Professor Andrew Lever, Senior Treasurer

Ms Lea Niccolai

Leo Popplewell, Esq.

Professor John Rink

Dr Robert Ross-Russell

Dr Geraint Thomas

Dr András Zsák

 

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

Mrs Ann Munro

 

CONCERTS ADMINISTRATOR AND SECRETARY TO THE COMMITTEE

Anthony Friend

 

DEPUTY CONCERTS ADMINISTRATOR

Joshua Borin

 

WEBSITE AND WEB DEVELOPMENT

Dr Adam Thorn

 

TUNER AND ADVISER FOR HISTORIC KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS

Simon Neal

 

PUBLICITY

Jack Hewetson

 

WEBMASTER

Anthony Friend

 

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