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Adam EsbensenAdam, now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Cello Quartet, is a native of Corvallis and began his studies there with Peg Varvel. Other Oregonian teachers include Donna Moore, Bruce McIntosh and Hamilton Cheifetz.

While at Crescent Valley High School, he played in the Corvallis Youth Symphony, spent summers at the Interlochen Arts Camp and soloed with the Oregon Symphony.

His college career began at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with the principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, Stephen Geber. During his four years in Cleveland, Adam was a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and enjoyed chamber music opportunities at the ENCORE School for Strings, Blossom Music Festival and Taos School of Music.

After graduation, he moved to New York where he studied with Timothy Eddy at the Mannes College of Music. There he played in the Baroque Chamber Players and gave recitals in the Chopin and Bach Festivals. After graduation and a summer in Italy at the Spoleto Music Festival, Adam moved to Los Angeles and worked as a freelance musician.

In 2003, following two years with the Louisville Orchestra, Adam joined the Oregon Symphony, later also becoming part of Portland’s New Music ensemble Fear No Music. In summers he has performed as a chamber musician, in the Bloch Festival on the Oregon coast and in the Mozart Festival in San Luis Obispo. As founding Chintimini musician, he has been part of nearly every Chintimini season.

Adam left for Boston in June 2008, immediately after his own performances in the first three concerts. After two seasons in Boston and at Tanglewood, he returns for Chintimini 2011.

email: a.m.esbensen@gmail.com