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Adam Davies is a British pianist and piano teacher. He has been first-prize winner in the East Coast Young Musician and EPTA UK Piano Competitions, semi-finalist in the Royal Over-Seas League Competition, and finalist in the Wales International Competition and the Krystian Tkaczewski International Competition in Poland. Adam is currently a piano tutor at Chetham's School of Music and Rossall School, and is an examiner for ABRSM.

Adam performs as soloist throughout the UK and the Channel Islands, and has played at venues including, Hull City Hall, Beverley Minster, St. Paul’s Covent Garden and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, St. Cuthbert's Edinburgh, and Stoller Hall. His wide-ranging repertoire spans from music of the 16th Century to the present day. In 2016 he gave one the first UK performances of Thomas Adès’ Variations for Blanca, and in 2019, the world première of Tom Harrold’s Crux. Concerto performances include Mozart K. 488, Grieg, Schumann, Brahms No. 2 and Rachmaninov Nos. 2 and 4.

Aside from his pianistic activity, Adam also regularly conducts St. John’s Festival Orchestra, with whom he has directed performances of much of the standard symphonic and concerto repertoire, including both Brahms Piano Concertos. He has also played as orchestral pianist under the batons of Clark Rundell and Sir Mark Elder at Bridgewater Hall, and as duo partner with Kathryn Stott.

 

Born in Manchester in 1993, Adam was subsequently raised in Beverley, East Yorkshire, where he enjoyed a wealth of musical opportunity. Having first learnt the piano under the guidance of his mother, he later went on to study with Irina Glushenkova. He holds a bachelor's with honours and two postgraduate degrees with distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music, during which time his teachers were John Gough and Dr. Murray McLachlan. While at the RNCM, Adam was a recipient of both Drapers’ and Oglesby Scholarships, winner of the Norman George Scholarship and Fergal O’Mahony Undergraduate prizes, and Gold Medal finalist. He is also fortunate to have benefitted from lessons and masterclasses with Philippe Cassard, Andrei Diev, Michael Lewin, Martin Roscoe, Barry Snyder and Kathryn Stott, among others.

 

 

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