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Recitals on Holst’s Piano: Adam Heron

The latest in our series of recitals on Holst's piano in support of our fundraising campaign


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Adam Heron

Adam is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of today’s foremost young musicians. Since his critically-acclaimed appearance in 2018 as a Piano Finalist on BBC Young Musician of the Year, he has commanded a demanding schedule of international performances. Especially renowned for his interpretations of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Adam is the 2020 winner of the prestigious Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, endowed by The Musicians’ Company.

Adam has performed in fifteen countries worldwide, including recent solo recitals at distinguished music festivals such as the Cheltenham Music Festival (United Kingdom), The Cayman Arts Festival (Cayman Islands), and The Aegean Arts International Festival (Greece). He received his formative musical training as a chorister in Gloucester Cathedral Choir under the directorship of Adrian Partington, and subsequently won a scholarship to attend Wells Cathedral School.

In addition to his engagements as a soloist, Adam is a devoted collaborative pianist, composer, and conductor.  Adam has performed as a concerto soloist with the lauded Chineke! Orchestra, and he has worked with eminent conductors such as Jonathon Heyward, David Curtis, and Pete Harrison. In 2019 he founded his own chamber orchestra, The Boyce Camerata, which he has since co-directed with the Moroccan conductor Yassine Taoudi Benchekroun.  He currently studies with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he holds the prestigious Hargreaves and Ball scholarship.

We are very grateful to Adam for donating his time and skill to support the Holst Museum.  In this recording, he plays works by JS Bach and Robert Schumann.

Many thanks to everyone involved: Adam Heron, Liz & Andrew Auster, Marina Moore, Cheltenham Music Festival Society, Millie Mussett (video editor), Bob Burnell (sound), Roger Harding (camera) and Emma Hartshorn (clapper board).