Sebastian Adams

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Sebastian Adams playing at Chamber Music on Valentia Festival 2017

Sebastian Adams (b. 1991) is RTÉ lyric fm’s Composer in Residence and was recently Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s Emerging Musician in Residence. He is founder and co-director of Kirkos, former chair of the Irish Composers Collective and co-director of the Fishamble Sinfonia.

Commissions include RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ ConTempo Quartet and Máire Carroll. Crash Ensemble, Benyounes Quartet, Fidelio Trio, David Adams, Sarah Watts, Beatrice Berrut, Lina Andonovska and William Dowdall are among many past performers.

As a violist, Sebastian has premiered works by many of Ireland’s leading composers.

He studied in Vienna (Karlheinz Essl) and Dublin (Kevin O’Connell & Jonathan Nangle).