Talented young cellist Adam impressed our audition panel with his elegant performance of Haydn’s Concerto in C. We caught up with him to find out more…
What is your main occupation at the moment?
I am an undergraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music under Professor Josephine Knight.
What made you choose to play your instrument and how old were you when you started?
When I was about four years old, I started to notice the cello while listening to BBC Radio 3, and began asking my mother for cello lessons; I started playing the cello when I was 4 ½ years old.
What made you choose the concerto that your will be playing?
Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is one of our great works. I love it for its expressive power; it is lyrical, tender, and passionate.
What do you feel you would gain from the experience of winning this competition and playing your concerto with ERSO and Chris Stark?
To win this competition and play Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C with ERSO and Chris Stark would be a great honour. It would be my first time playing it with an orchestra, so it would be wonderful to perform this music as it was meant to be played!