Supporters of the Academy at a post-concert reception

Memberships and Donations

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is built around two groups of wonderful people: our players, who are the Academy, and our supporters, who facilitate all that our musicians do. People support the Academy in many ways, at many levels, but all of our donors enjoy the opportunity to engage more closely with the orchestra and its musicians, building new friendships, attending exclusive events and gaining a special insight behind the scenes of the country’s finest chamber orchestra.

Section Supporters

  • Friends £75 and above per annum for member and guest
  • Strings £200 and above per annum for member and guest
  • Wind £500 and above per annum for member and guest
  • Brass £1,001 and above per annum for member and guest

Section supporters receive dedicated regular updates from our development and marketing teams and the opportunity to attend rehearsals and meet our musicians at other events throughout the year. A fee is payable for some events.

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Circle Members

  • Players’ Circle £2,500 and above per annum for member and guest
  • Principals’ Circle £5,000 and above per annum for member and guest
  • Chamber Ensemble Circle £10,000 and above per annum for member and guest

Circle members are given the opportunity to sponsor a seat in the orchestra, building a relationship with a specific musician, enjoying the opportunity to attend post-concert drinks parties and an annual lunch with their sponsored artist. In addition to a host of other Academy treats, Circle Members have the exclusive opportunity to host a private concert given by their musician (additional charges apply).

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Music Director’s Circle

  • £20,000 and above per annum for member and guest

Investing in the orchestra’s artistic leadership, the Music Director’s Circle supports the Academy’s artistic programme and profile. Members of the Music Director’s Circle enjoy a relationship with Joshua Bell and principal orchestral musicians, with invitations to exclusive events and lunches with Joshua Bell, opportunities to learn about our artistic planning, and exclusive access to join international tours (additional charges apply).

Please contact David Nagle, Director of Development:


Academy Ambassadors

  • £50,000 and upwards

Our Ambassadors are the lifeblood of the Academy. They support us, with enormous generosity, year in and year out. However, their commitment far exceeds the financial, hosting concerts and receptions internationally, spreading the word about our work and commitment to excellence, making introductions and engaging potential promoters, partners and supporters across the world. This group of individuals have all made long-term commitments to our work and we are enormously grateful for all that they do.

Academy Ambassadors enjoy a close partnership with the Academy, our Music Director, guest artists, musicians, Board of Trustees and staff. They engage in strategic discussions, artistic planning and share our ambition for the Academy to grow in ambition and stature over the coming decade.

Please contact David Nagle, Director of Development:


For more information about how you can support the Academy, about the impact that your support will have and the benefits available to donors, please contact David Nagle, Director of Development:

*Your contribution is split between a suggested voluntary donation and payment for benefits. Friends: Donation £49/Benefits £26; Strings: Donation £144/Benefits £56; Wind: Donation: £419/Benefits £81. Brass: Donation: £882/Benefits £119. Players’ Circle: Donation £2,312/Benefits £188, Principals’ Circle: Donation £4,764/Benefits £236, Chamber Ensemble Circle: Donation £9,607/Benefits £393. Benefits are available to purchase separately without making a donation.

Main photo by James Berry