Adam Frey represents one of the elite brass soloists in the world by bringing his sharp intellect, mature musicianship, and charismatic stage presence to audiences all over the world. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Adam began his musical studies at the University of Georgia under Dr. David Randolph and earned a Bachelor of Music magna cum laude with High Honors. Adam later completed a Master of Music with Distinction and a Professional Performance Diploma with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.
Traveling extensively in the past few years with concert appearances in Europe, America, and Austral-Asia, Adam’s performances are varied and diverse appearing with orchestras, wind bands, brass bands, and as a solo recitalist. Some orchestral ensembles have included the Boston Pops (USA), Cheju (South Korea), Fort Collins (USA), Vaasa (Finland), Greensboro (USA), LaGrange (USA), and the University of Georgia (USA) Symphony Orchestras. Brass band concerts have mainly been concentrated in Europe performing with the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland, Luzern Youth Brass Band (Switzerland), Soli Brass (Holland), Point of Ayr (Wales), Brass Band of Battle Creek (USA), Willoughby City Band (Australia), Williams Fairey Band (UK), Fodens Courtois Band (UK), and Besses’ O the Barn (UK). Wind band solo appearances have included the Guardians Band (Finland), Ilshin Girls Band (South Korea), Bavarian State Police Band (Germany), Cheju Festival Band (South Korea), Hong Kong Young Musicians Wind Orchestra (China), Nashville Wind Ensemble (USA), Blue Lake Festival Band (USA), University of Georgia Wind Symphony (USA), University of Utah Wind Ensemble (USA), and the Atlanta Wind Symphony (USA) to name but a few.
His first solo recording entitled, Listen to THIS!!, received worldwide acclaim for both its numerous world premieres and impressive performances. Adam’s second solo CD, Collected Dreams, features a wonderful collection of traditional Scottish, Irish, and classical melodies that combine the lush sound of the euphonium with dreamy synthesizer accompaniments in a new age vein. His future recording projects include working with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony with Scott Hartmann (former Empire Brass trombonist), the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony and the Euphoniums Unlimited project. He also appears on ten other recordings as a collaborative artist and has been a featured soloist in broadcasts on BBC Radio 2, Swiss Cable Radio, and on numerous NPR stations in the US.
Academically, Adam has written articles and reviews that have appeared in The International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, The British Brass Bandsmen, Brass Band World, The International Trombone Association, and Georgia Music News. Adam is also a Assistant Editor of The Euphonium Source Book to be published by Indiana University Press. Adam also serves as the President of The Euphonium Foundation Inc., a non-profit set up to promote the euphonium, and as Artistic Director of The International Euphonium Institute, North America’s first camp dedicated specifically to the euphonium. Adam also serves as Adjunct Professor of Euphonium at Georgia State University and as an Artist Affiliate with Emory University. His websites, www.euphonium.com and www.adamfrey.net, contain sound files from live concerts, performance schedules, photos from his world travels, and his recordings and publications for purchase.