We are a touring and recording chamber orchestra founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958. Our Music Director is the virtuoso violinist, Joshua Bell.
Contribute to the future of the Academy. You can make a real difference and enjoy a unique and lasting relationship with one of the world’s greatest chamber orchestras.
The Academy is strongly committed to passing on our passion through our learning and participation programme. We aim to deliver dynamic, inspiring and participatory music-making projects, providing access to participants of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Begin your relationship with the orchestra as a Friend of the Academy
Join our closest group of supporters and become an Academy Patron
Support our work in the United States as a member of the American Friends
Volunteer to champion the work of the Academy in Europe
Give a friend or loved-one the opportunity to enjoy our music for a year
Remember the Academy in your will and leave a gift of music to the next generation
Enjoy a high-profile association with the Academy in the UK and around the world
Enjoy a bespoke association with the Academy as one of our partners
Help us provide greater access to our live concerts and learning programmes
From gala dinners to private performances, find out about our fundraising events
Help secure the Academy’s future and support our 2015-18 Sound Future campaign.
We are extremely grateful to all those who offer their generous support