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.
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
Mrs Ann Munro
CONCERTS ADMINISTRATOR AND SECRETARY TO THE COMMITTEE
DEPUTY CONCERTS ADMINISTRATOR
WEBSITE AND WEB DEVELOPMENT
Dr Adam Thorn
TUNER AND ADVISER FOR HISTORIC KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS
Camerata Musica records its thanks for Dr Adam Thorn for the design and maintenance of its website.