Adam Römer

Violist Adam Römer was born in Debrecen, Hungary. He comes from a family of musicians and started his musical studies at the age of five at the Kodaly Special Music School, where he graduated from and was awarded the Kodaly prize.

He studied at the Liszt Academy of Budapest, the Glenn Gould School of Toronto and the University of Arts in Berlin, with great musicians like Peter Komlos, Lorand Fenyves, Steven Dann, Ulrich Knörzer and Irmgard Huntgeburth. He also visited the masterclasses of Tabea Zimmermann and worked with renowned artists such as Kim Kashkashian, Karren Tuttle, Paul Neubauer, Vadim Repin, Pinchas Zuckerman, Anner Bylsma and Leon Fleisher.

Adam attended the prestigious Schleswig Holstein Festival five times, where he played as a principal violist of its orchestra. He was principal viola of the famed Gewandhaus Orchestra - Leipzig, and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin.

As guest principal, he has appeared with the Hamburg Opera, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, German Opera and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestras Munich, The Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as the Leipzig, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Camerata Nordica, and Verbier Festival and Zurich chamber orchestras.

As a soloist, Adam played his debut concert with the Debrecen Philharmonic, followed by appearances with the Kodaly Chamber Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Conservatory Toronto, the National Taiwan Symphony, the Mendelssohn Chamber and Kaleidoskop Berlin, Les Nation ensemble (Japan).

He has won various competitions, among them the Kiwanis Music Festivals, the International Leo Weiner Competition of Hungary, and the Paderborn 'Young Artist' prize.

In June 2012, Adam performed the Bartok viola concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall, conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Adam has been playing chamber music passionately since his early childhood, performing with his piano trio, and various string ensembles in Hungary, Canada, Germany and in the UK. His has performed with the Gewandhaus quartet in Germany, Arctimus quartet in Norway, Ishum quartet in Iceland, as well as making guest appearances with Camerata Nordica (Sweden), Kammerakademie Potsdam, and Innovation chamber orchestras (Birmingham).

He is a member of the Innovation Chamber ensemble (Birmingham), Dohnanyi Trio Berlin, Salomon string quartet - London, and Den Haag piano quintet.

Adam has also participated in music productions such as: Andrea Molinos's multimedia project "the Fainted Voices" in Italy, which included live electronics and improvisation.

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