Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields


The Academy of St Martin in the Fields performs fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s most loved classical music.

We are known for our polished and refined sound, with performances rooted in outstanding musicianship. And whilst our focus is the Classical era, we are never afraid to perform something completely new. Our founder is Sir Neville Marriner, whose vision and inspiration keep the Academy sound and spirit alive. Today we are led artistically by our Music Director virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, and the membership of the orchestra who create an annual programme of inspirational and inventive performances. Each year we also work with some of the world’s most talented soloists and directors. We re-invent ourselves from a large chamber orchestra to a small chamber group, so that we can perform the music at its very best.

We are not reliant on any one venue but travel the world, playing a huge variety of venues from church halls to the grandest concert halls in Europe. Our commitment to international touring means our music is equally loved in New York and Nuremberg. Whilst our heritage and roots are in the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, our mission is to bring our unique interpretation of classical music to all parts of London, all parts of Britain, indeed all parts of the World.

We also have a responsibility to the future. So we spend time with young musicians, in schools, in music colleges and with people who are less privileged because we truly believe our music can make a difference to their lives. We enjoy our work and want to enthuse our audiences, re-pay our supporters and partner our sponsors.

The brilliant sound of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Come and hear us soon.