Leader – Adam Hill
Adam is based in Birmingham and has worked with CBSO, Halle and the English National Ballet Philharmonic. Adam read music at The University of Birmingham and was awarded first class honours and the highest mark in the year for his final recital. He went on to study as a postgraduate at The Royal Northern College of Music with Thelma Handy, and with Pavel Fischer in Prague. Adam has also worked with the London Concert Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Talich Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia and the Apollo Chamber Orchestra and recently perormed with the Melos Sinfonia in St Petersburg at the Mariinsky Theatre.
Adam is 2nd violin and founding member of the Evropska String Quartet, and has performed at The International Liszt Festival in Basel, ‘Concerts in the West’ series, The Forge and Westminster Abbey. With the quartet he studied on the Graduate Course at the Hochschule fur Music, Basel with Rainer Schmidt and also at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy with Marc Danel and Stefan Metz. Adam has performed in public masterclasses with Alfred Brendel and Peter Cropper and has received coaching from Eberhard Feltz, Stephan Metz, the Ysaye, Endellion, Wihan, and Leipziger Quartets. The quartet has also collaborated with Pavel Fischer and his chamber group, Bardolino.
Adam has worked as a chamber music tutor at ConCorda Chamber Music Course, Ireland alongside members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. He also regularly gives concerts and workshops in a violin duo with ‘Live Music Now’, the leading musician development and outreach programme in the UK.
Adam has worked as soloist with the Dorset Chamber Orchestra, performing Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, and has also performed solo recitals in the UK and in Prague. He has been leader of the University of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with performances at Symphony Hall and the European Vacation Chamber Orchestra in performances throughout Europe. He was also invited to perform in Italy at Stresa Festival under Giandrea Noseda and at Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte, Montepulciano with the Royal Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra.