Collegium Musicum 90, founded by Simon Standage and Richard Hickox, has a well-established reputation for the performance of Baroque and Classical music, with repertory ranging from chamber pieces to large-scale works for choir and orchestra. Highly acclaimed for its performances and recordings, it has made more than 60 CDs under its exclusive contract with Chandos Records. Highlights of recent seasons have included appearances at the BBC Promenade concerts and concerts at music festivals in Poland, Hungary, Germany and Austria. Performances by the Collegium Musicum 90 chamber ensemble in the UK, Germany and Poland have also been enthusiastically received.
Recordings with Simon Standage as director and violin soloist include all the violin concertos of Bach as well as those of Jean-Marie Leclair, and orchestral music by Handel, Albinoni, Torelli, Vivaldi, Arne and Stanley. A series of discs of Telemann suites and concertos have championed the composer's cause and in recognition of this promotion of his music Simon Standage was awarded the Georg Philipp Telemann Prize for 2010 by the City of Magdeburg.