Michael Garvey joined the Academy of Ancient Music from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, where he had been General Manager. He has previously held positions at Arts Council England and with Classic FM.
Michael is responsible for all aspects of the successful running of the orchestra, including financial and artistic management.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341095
CONCERTS AND ARTISTIC PLANNING
Head of Concerts and Artistic Planning
Andrew Moore began his professional life performing as a double bass player with a number of top-rank orchestras including the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment while studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. After graduating he was appointed to the management team of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He joined the AAM from The Sage Gateshead, where he had been Orchestra Manager of Northern Sinfonia; and he also has extensive freelance experience with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Dunedin Consort and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341094
Concerts and Administration Assistant
Ceri Humphries is a music graduate of Royal Holloway, University of London where she specialised in performance and research. She joined AAM in July 2012, after completing internships at the Aldeburgh Festival and the Brighton Early Music Festival. Ceri’s role covers all aspects of concert logistics and some office administration.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341098
Head of Communications
Toby Chadd has a background in music journalism and editing, and read English at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He manages the AAM’s communications department, including overseeing the organisation’s marketing strategy, producing films and podcasts, and developing the AAM’s website.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341097
Please contact Rebecca for all press enquiries.
Telephone: 44 (0)7989 355446 or 44 (0)20 7448 5336
Tom McNeill joined the AAM in November 2012, combining his passion for music with his experience in communications and digital media. He has previous experience in arts marketing having worked with the Cambridge Literary Festival, and has designed material for a variety of music projects and ensembles.
Tom is a former winner of the Janie Beeston String Scholarship and was a chorister at Old St. Paul’s (Edinburgh). He read History at the University of Bristol and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341092
Head of Finance
Elaine Hendrie qualified as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton LLP and thereafter gained experience in a variety of commercial organisations and charities, large and small. Formative years were spent with the National Trust and a US-owned multi-national software company. Taking up the post of Finance Manager with the Academy of Ancient Music is the culmination of a lifelong interest in classical music and the arts.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341091
Head of Fundraising
Simon Fairclough joined the AAM in 2007 following periods as an agent with the music management company Hazard Chase, and as general manager of a small chamber orchestra. He is also an international fellow at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, chairman of the Cambridge University Musical Society, and a senior member of the university's Faculty of Music.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341096
Oriel Williams joined the AAM after studying for a Master’s degree in Arts Management at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Her first degree in Modern Languages (French and Italian) at the University of Bristol led to a love of the arts, and subsequently to an itinerant lifestyle building a career as a management consultant, most recently at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Music has always been a keen interest in all its forms, most particularly that of the baroque and classical periods.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341093
Brittany Wellner James
Brittany grew up in America and studied fine art and Chinese language at university. Her graduate studies took her to London for a masters and subsequently to Cambridge for a PhD, both in the field of Chinese studies. As a child she learned the violin, and as an adult her appreciation of period music from the West was matched by an interest in the musical traditions of the East, which included playing the erhu, a two-stringed instrument native to China. Brittany began at the AAM in September 2012, and her role includes running the new Friends scheme.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341099
PROJECTS AND ADMINISTRATION
Head of Projects and Administration
Samantha Martin joined the AAM in September 2009 after graduating from the University of Birmingham with a joint honours degree in Music and Hispanic Studies. A keen linguist and flautist, Samantha enjoys playing with amateur orchestras in Cambridge and London.
Samantha's role focuses on developing new areas of business for the AAM, including our creative learning programme and new record label, as well as overseeing the management of the AAM offices as a whole.
Telephone: 44 (0)1223 341090