Frank Adams

Frank Adams


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Biography Frank Adams Paris, Arc Lyrique Hall: 'Laureate Concert with famous French orchestra reveals Adams' passion for symphonic music' During his education Adams was fortunate to have been able to work with both Etienne Siebens, Otto Tausk as well as Jorma Panula.  For his graduation project, the board of directors of the Conservatory of Utrecht gave him complete freedom to fill in his own project. This sign of confidence ended in a perfect result. In collaboration with the opera class, Adams made a contemporary production of Mozart's ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’, ‘Cosi fan Tutte ‘and ‘Don Giovanni’. It resulted in one workweek followed by three concerts. The jury, consisting of Jan Stulen, Charlotte Margiono and Etienne Siebens, spoke highly of the project. "He knows perfectly how to convey his Mozart knowledge and musical understanding to the orchestral musicians and he has an enormous sense of communication with all singers." The richness of music will continue to fascinate me  for the rest of my life. I keep studying and searching for new wonders in a score. During his studies Adams followed  master classes with orchestras such as Holland Symfonia, the Russian State Orchestra in Moscow and the State Orchestra of Bulgarian Ruse.  Every time he was selected to conduct during the concerts. So he conducted ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ by Modest Mussorgsky and ‘Le Prelude a l'apres midi d’un Faune’  by Claude Debussy. After graduation Adams is coached by Etienne Siebens and Wim Witteman. With Witteman he studies the entire repertoire of classical music by making harmonic and structural analysisses. The Eighteenth Century performance practice is the foundation of my work. Adams has found the footing for performing classical music in performance practice  18th century (the century of Enlightenment) in the belief that knowledge and understanding of this performance practice are essential to perform the entire musical repertoire. He studied all the major literature including Johann Joachim Quantz, Leopold Mozart, Johann Mattheson, Daniel Gottlob Turk and Frans Vester. He had the unique opportunity to study the complete Beethoven symphonies cycle with Frans Brüggen and his Orchestra of the 18th Century. My orchestras enable me to develop myself enormously and to play the best repertoire. Adams is Chief Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Students University of Wageningen (WSKOV) and semi-professional symphony orchestra Hanze Symphonic Orchestra from Zwolle. Last season he conducted professional orchestras such as Asko/Schönberg Ensemble, J.O.N.G Ensemble, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber orchestra of Buenos Aires, Chamber orchestra of Resistencia(Chaco) and Orquesta Sinfònica de Corrientes. As a guest conductor Adams also has various conducting projects at home and abroad on his agenda in 2015/16. 
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