September marks the official start of Richard Egarr's post
as Associate Director of The Academy of Ancient Music.
Christopher Lawrence, General Manager of the Academy of Ancient Music,
said at the time of the announcement of the appointment: "We are
delighted to be welcoming Richard Egarr to our roster of titled artists
alongside Christopher Hogwood (Director) and Paul Goodwin (Associate Conductor).
From our previous collaborations with Richard on tour and in the recording
studio, we know that some exciting music-making lies ahead for us, and
we are looking forward to working together."
Future projects include a series of Handel recordings for Harmonia Mundi
USA. This follows the success of the recording by the AAM and Richard
Egarr for Harmonia Mundi of the complete Bach harpsichord concertos, which
The Times described as "A triumph from every point of view."
Richard Egarr's first project as Associate Director starts this month,
in a programme which includes JS Bach's 'Triple' Concerto, with Egarr
joined by violinist Rachel Podger and flautist Rachel Brown. This tour
includes a performance at LondonŐs Wigmore Hall on 5 October 2005, where
the AAM and Egarr will return in January 2006 with a programme centred
on Handel's Op.3 concerti grossi, before taking them into the studio for
the first of the Harmonia Mundi recordings.