ADAM COLLINS – Violin Teacher and Brass Specialist
Adam Collins is a Libyan-British tuba player and violinist currently studying for a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music. Having grown up in Bournemouth with diverse musical influences and a multicultural upbringing, his musical interests include classical music as well as traditional music of North Africa and Ireland, and improvisation.
Alongside his postgraduate studies, Adam is currently one of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future First musicians, a scheme designed to give graduate musicians exposure to professional orchestral work. Prior to this, he was a Britten-Pears Young Artist which included performances with Marin Alsop at the Royal Festival Hall and Snape Maltings. Adam has also performed at the BBC Proms twice, including in a side-by-side project with the BBC Symphony Orchestra to open the 2017 Last Night of the Proms. Adam is a founding member of Quartet Menine and, since moving to London, he has joined the Taqasim Ensemble, a group led by the master Iraqi musician Ahmed Mukhtar.
Adam graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Music from the University of Manchester where he was awarded the Dean’s Award for Achievement and the Keith Elcombe Music Prize. As an undergraduate, Adam performed concerti by Ellerby and Vaughan-Williams with university orchestras. Since graduating, he has become increasingly involved in youth music, having worked with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Junior Trinity Laban, Newham Music, and as the Graduate Musician at Lancing College.
Adam’s studies have been made possible by support from The Countess of Munster Trust, Mark Elliott, The Craxton Memorial Trust, Ursula Jones and The Abbado European Young Musicians Trust.