A former organ scholar of St Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin, David Adams studied in Freiburg (Ludwig Doerr) and Amsterdam (Piet Kee and Ewald Kooiman). He won prizes at international competitions in Bruges, Speyer and Lüneburg, and was the first winner of the
Dublin International Organ Competition. David performs regularly with many ensembles, particularly in the fields of Early and contemporary music, and has recorded extensively both as a soloist and an ensemble player. In 2007 he was awarded a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, for his work on the organ music of Max Reger. David lectures in organ and harpsichord and opera studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is Head of the Early Music Department.