Adam is a keen exponent of the many guises of historical trombone playing.  His enthusiasm has led him to partake in recordings and concerts all over the world with some of today's finest exponents of early music.  His work can be heard on dozens of recordings covering a repertoire spanning over 600 years!  Recent projects have included recording the sonatas of Dario Castello, virtuosic chamber music by Matthias Weckmann, Schmelzer, Biber and Buxtehude and early 15th century playing techniques.  Adam is a full time member of several world-leading ensembles including His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, Caecilia-Concert and Oltremontano.

Adam regularly directs international early music courses in the UK, Holland and Germany and has given masterclasses in America, Sweden, Israel, and a course for renaissance brass playing on an organic cattle farm in Southern Germany!   Adam is the baroque trombone teacher at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Utrechts Conservatorium, where as well as his early trombone classes, he coaches chamber music and co-directs large-scale projects of 16th and 17th century music. He is also a visiting professor at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Zurich. 

Since 2000, Adam has been the principal trombone with Sir John Eliot Gardiner's English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, recording all the Cantatas of Bach and Orchestral works by Brahms, not to mention the groundbreaking live DVD recording of Berlioz "Les Troyens".  He is also principal trombone of The Kings Consort with whom he recently performed the Leopold Mozart concerto. 

From 2005 to 2007 Adam was part of the production “VSPRS”, a ballet based upon Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 which toured world-wide with Alain Platel's Ballet C de la B, Oltremontano and Aka Moon in which he exploited among other things the possibilities of contemporary jazz improvisation on the sackbut!  He continues to work in this genre with the sackbut as part of the VSPRS concert orchestra and in projects mixing world music, contemporary jazz and baroque styles with Aka Moon.

In 2007 Adam was made an elected honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music when he was awarded the ARAM for distinguished significant work in the music profession.

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.

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.

 

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