Jared Adams is a young violinist with an extensive and diverse background of solo, chamber, and orchestral performance, currently studying a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He began studying violin through the Suzuki Method under Stephanie Flack, has since studied under violinists Dmitri Calligeros and Ole Bohn, and is now currently learning from Goetz Richter.
From a young age, Jared was a keen participant in many different festivals and events, studying and performing chamber music on both violin and viola under Gabriel Bolkowski at PhoenixPhest Chamber Music Festival in 2013, and successfully auditioning into several district orchestras in Northern Virginia, USA. Throughout high school, Jared continued to seek out opportunities and learning experiences, having participated in orchestras all throughout his studies, eventually becoming concertmaster of the School Orchestra and the Alastair Mackerras Chamber Orchestra at Sydney Grammar School from 2018-2019. Jared also successfully auditioned to be concertmaster of the Australian Combined Schools Music Festival Orchestra, and the Young Mannheim Symphonists Winter Academy, the latter of which kickstarted his interest in historically informed performance. In Year 12, he received Encore Nominations for both Composition and Performance, and ranked 3rd in NSW for HSC Music Extension.
After graduating in 2019, Jared entered the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra as a tutti player and has since performed with them as principal second violin and concertmaster. At the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Jared was awarded the Jean Giles and Thomas Louis Pidcock Violin Scholarship and has participated in a number of orchestral programs ranging from string and symphonic orchestras to the Early Music Ensemble with Erin Helyard and Neal Perez da Costa, which he led in 2021. Currently, Jared is engaged in a number of different endeavours, including rehearsing the Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Op. 34 under renowned cellist Julian Smiles, participating in the 2022 Young Mannheim Symphonists Intensive and Winter Academy, and he is looking forward to performing with the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra as an emerging artist in their Tempestuous Skies Program later this year.