Collegium Musicum 90 Biography (Wikipedia)
Collegium Musicum 90 is an English baroque orchestra playing on period instruments. It was founded by violinist Simon Standage and conductor Richard Hickox in 1990 and was jointly directed by them (either together or separately) until the death of Hickox in November 2008.
Collegium Musicum means something like musical guild and was used generically as the name of musical societies and ensembles in the baroque era, and is sometimes used similarly today by ensembles playing early music.
Simon Standage was leader of baroque orchestra The English Concert under Trevor Pinnock from 1973 to 1991, often performing as violin soloist, while Richard Hickox had an initial background as a Cambridge University organ scholar and then became a conductor. Hickox founded the City of London Sinfonia and the Richard Hickox Singers in 1971 for the performance of Baroque music on modern instruments, for which Standage was concertmaster, then went on to pursue a career as a choral conductor of the London Symphony Chorus, as well as conducting large symphony orchestras and opera.
Collegium Musicum 90 Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 2007: Prom 17
Proms 1999: Prom 12
Proms 1995: Prom 09
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Richard Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Kurt Weill: The Ballad of Mack the Knife
Gioachino Rossini: Overture to William Tell
Alban Berg: Three Fragments from Wozzeck
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Overture to Hiawatha (extract)
Wolfgang Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
Mountain ranges spark originality and a sense of space
Tansy Davies: What Did We See? (orchestral suite from 'Between Worlds') (Prom 15) - excerpt