Discover fresh insights into the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in this new film. Hear from Music Director, Joshua Bell, and musicians on why this orchestra is so special to them and what you can expect to experience at our live performances. See when we're next performing near you at asmf.org/whats-on
Thanks to the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen and the Musikhuset in Aarhus for allowing us to film in their beautiful venues.
Drawn from the principal players of the orchestra and play-directed by Academy Leader Tomo Keller, the Chamber Ensemble performs in all shapes and sizes, from string quintets to octets, and in various other configurations featuring winds. Its touring commitments are extensive and include regular tours of Europe and North America, whilst recording contracts with Philips Classics, Hyperion, and Chandos have led to the release of over thirty CDs.
Video clips recorded as part of a special edition of the #ASMFPodcast, in which we eavesdrop on a conversation between Lady Marriner (widow of our founder Sir Neville Marriner) and Sir David Attenborough, speaking about the history, performances and recordings of the Academy.
Listen to the whole podcast at www.asmf.org/podcasts
Videographer: Fraser Watson Podcast Producer: Ben Eshmade
In June 2016 the Academy became the first international orchestra in residence at the Bravo! Vail in Colorado. Watch highlights from their performances at the Festival over the last two years in this playlist, including guest appearances from pianist Jeremy Denk, cellist Stephen Isserlis and composer Edgar Meyer.