Completing the cycle: Mozart's Piano Concertos as you’ve never heard them before

‘Levin lives Mozart throughout his entire body, and for every second of the score… he plays the music as if he’s writing it himself – for the first time.’

Hilary Finch, The Times

We have now raised just over £220,000 towards our £250,000 goal. Help us reach our target – sponsor a musician, a movement or a cadenza, or make a general donation.

In 2021-22 the Academy of Ancient Music is undertaking an ambitious initiative to complete our recordings of Mozart’s piano concertos. This is a project begun in 1993 with scholar-pianist Robert Levin on Decca’s L’Oiseau Lyre imprint, conducted by AAM’s founder, Christopher Hogwood.

We are now in the process of recording more than five further discs of music, including Mozart’s best-loved numbered concertos as well as lesser-known works and fragments completed by Robert Levin. The albums will be released as we head towards AAM’s 50th anniversary in 2023-24, with, we hope, an eventual ‘complete set’ to follow, issued in partnership with Decca.

In his lifetime, Mozart was better-known as a pianist than a composer, and was particularly acclaimed for his dazzling virtuosity and improvisational abilities. Robert Levin will recreate this approach, bringing a sense of adventure to each performance and restoring improvisation to its rightful place at the heart of each composition including through stunning improvised cadenzas (watch the film).

We need your help to bring this project to fruition. The total costs are £250,000 and we are inviting supporters to ‘sponsor’ an element of the work, for example one of our musicians, a movement, a complete concerto or a cadenza. There is more information about this initiative in the project summary and you can find out more about each work in the programme notes.

Please help us complete this landmark initiative:

Sponsor a musician (from £2,000)

Sponsor a work or movement (from £1,500)

Sponsor a cadenza (from £100)

Make a general donation

For further information on this project, contact Liz Brinsdon 07534 997803 or by e-mail liz.brinsdon@aam.co.uk.