Richard Egarr

British conductor and keyboard player Richard Egarr, 54, will step down as Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) at the end of the 2020-21 season, following fifteen years in the post. Egarr took up the post of Music Director in April 2006, succeeding AAM founder Christopher Hogwood. Egarr was recently appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Residentie Orkest in The Hague from 2019.

AAM will now commence a search for a new Music Director to take up the position from the 2021-22 season.

Richard Egarr says: “I have been extremely lucky to carry on Christopher Hogwood’s ground-breaking work with these colleagues and friends during my time with the organisation, and after fifteen years as Music Director I feel it will be time for me to move on to new challenges and opportunities. »

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