Guitarist Adam Brown has performed throughout Europe, the United States and South America. His concert appearances include recitals at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and the 92nd St.Y-Tisch Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, and at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Southbank Centre, and the Wigmore Hall in London. He has performed at such renowned music festivals as Aspen (USA), Spoleto (Italy), Accademia Chigiana (Italy), the Amsterdam International Guitar Festival (Netherlands), the Musica y Danza Festival (Peru), the Bath International Guitar Festival, the Cheltenham International Guitar Festival, the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and the International Guitar Festival at Kings Place, London. He has also performed throughout the United Kingdom as a Making Music Selected Artist.
The Rebels Within (2009), Adam Brown’s first solo album, featured four twentieth-century masterpieces that fused progressive compositional techniques with aspects of archaic musical structures and language. His next album, Gladios (2010), highlighted the melodic lyricism and dynamic rhythmic interplay of music from Latin America. This was followed by Without Limits- An American Century of Music for Guitar (2013), which explored the guitar’s pre-eminent role in American cultural life through contemporary genres that cross boundaries between classical and popular music. His most recent album, Pássaro de Madeira (2019) returns to the musical migrations and creativity of Latin America, providing distinctive insights into its rich and diverse culture.
Born in Scotland, Adam Brown studied with Phillip Thorne at the City of Edinburgh Music School before attending the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Carlos Bonell, earned his Bachelor of Music degree with Honours, and received several prestigious awards. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School in New York City, working with Sharon Isbin and completing the Masters of Music degree. He subsequently became the first guitarist to earn the Artist Diploma, Julliard’s most prestigious performance degree. He went on to earn his Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he studied with William Kanengiser and Pepe Romero