Adam can be heard on over 100 recordings covering a repertoire spanning over 600 years. A renowned specialist of period instrument performance, he is in demand as a freelance player with ensembles all over the world as well as being a member of HMSC, the Caecilia-Concert and several other leading ensembles. He is the principal trombonist with Sir John Eliot Gardiner's English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, recording all the Cantatas of Bach, numerous orchestral works and operas.
In 2009, Adam recorded his solo CD, entitled Songs Without Words, which is the first recording to feature a sackbut player as a soloist while focussing solely on music and playing styles from 16th- and 17th-century music.
Adam is a keen educator and hold the position of professor of early trombone at London's Royal Academy of Music, where in 2015 he was also made a Fellow, and the Utrecht Conservatoire. Alongside this, Adam directs numerous workshops and courses around Europe, working with players and singers of all levels. He has given Mastclasses in various top institutions including New York's Jiulliard School of Music and worked regularly with students at the University of the Arts in Zurich and the University of North Carolina. In 2010, Adam published his tutor-book for sackbut. Entitled Sackbut Solutions, this is the first book of its kind to be made commercially available.