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Before both joining the Royal College of Music, we were members of the West Sussex County Youth Orchestra (which Adam led) and received our early instrumental tuition through the County Music Service.
And so, we are especially looking forward to welcoming young 'graduates' of the Service (and other exceptionally gifted young musicians) to perform with the orchestra alongside our professional players.
Adam studied the violin and conducting at the Royal College of Music with Rodney Friend and Patrick Bailey.
As a violinist he has performed across Europe under the baton of many great conductors including Bernard Haitink, Andrew Litton, and Lord Yehudi Menuhin.
As a conductor he has performed in the Royal Festival Hall, London and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Adam specialises in the education of gifted young string players and works extensively tutoring both orchestras and individuals. He also teaches the violin and tutors string orchestras and chamber music at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
Adam lives in West Sussex and is employed to teach the county's most able violinists and string orchestras by the West Sussex Music Support Service.
Andrew studied piano at the Royal College of Music (BMus Hons with the ABRSM scholarship) and at the Royal Academy of Music (MA with the Henry Dixon scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Drapers) graduating with distinction in the final recital and receiving the Academy's LRAM teaching diploma.
Andrew is grateful to many wonderful musicians for their devoted teaching and inspiration, in particular Ian Brown, Adrian West, Niel Immelman, John Thwaites, Tim Horton, Patricia Carroll and for masterclasses with, amongst others, Ian Fountain, Stephen Kovacevich and Martino Tirimo.
As a young student, Andrew took piano lessons from age 9 and was a member of the Crawley Area Music Centre before joining the Junior Department at RCM (on Saturdays) with a Junior Exhibitioner scholarship. At this time, also, he enjoyed playing with the different ensembles and orchestras as a clarinettist and piano soloist at RCM, County level and as an A level student at Christ's Hospital school (CH).
CH has been a hugely important and valued part of Andrew's musical education and he now enjoys working with current students as a part-time visiting piano teacher as well as at other schools locally including Ifield Community College, Hazelwick School (for the West Sussex Music Service), the Rikkyo School in Surrey, Sevenoaks School in Kent and previously at Cottesmore School in Pease Pottage.
Performances in the UK and abroad (Europe) have included concertos by Gershwin, Grieg, Mozart (K.488), Shostakovich (No.2), Tchaikovsky (No.1) and Constant Lambert (the Rio Grande at the Chichester Festivities and at the Barbican in London).
Andrew continues to enjoy performing with friends at different concerts and events, including London venues such as the Purcell Room, St. Martin in the Fields, St John's Smith Square and the Venezuelan Embassy.
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