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Playing with a genial stage presence and a bell-like tone, Philarmonia hornist Adam Ward gave a commanding performance of Zwilich's likable work."

 

-Yale daily News

 

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ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE
UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra                                                                      Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale, principal
Connecticut Vituosi Chamber Orchestra, principal
Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, principal
Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, second horn                

Under the batons of: Christoph von Dohnanyi, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Krzystof  Pernderecki, Lawrence Leighton Smith, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gustavo Dudamel

SOLO PERFORMANCE
Soloist, Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale (2003, 2005)
Soloist, Royal College of Music Brass Ensemble
Soloist, Banff Festival Orchestra
Solo Recitals: Royal College of Music Concert Hall and Recital Hall,
Manhattan School of Music, Hartt School of Music, Yale University,
Stony Brook University, OKMozart International Music Festival,
The Banff Centre, Wuhan Conservatory (Wuhan, China)

SUMMER FESTIVALS                                                                                           Verbier Festival and Academy (Switzerland)
Banff Centre Music and Sound programs (Canada)
Manteo Music Festival at North Carolina School of the Arts, (Manteo, NC)
Altenburger Musikfestival, (Germany)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Stony Brook University, Teaching Assistantship (present)
Yale University, Teaching Assistantship, music theory (2004-2005)
Wagner Junior High School, NYC, horn classes (2002)
Adirondak Chamber Music Camp, horn and theory classes, North Creek, NY (2001)

EDUCATION
B.M. Manhattan School of Music, Royal College of Music (2003)
M.M. Yale University School of Music (2005)
    

    PRINCIPAL TEACHERS
    William Purvis, co-principal, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s
    Erik Ralske, third horn, New York Philharmonic
    Simon Rayner, principal horn, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
    David Jolley, former co-principal, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Sue Dent (natural horn), Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
    

    MASTERCLASSES
    Michael Thompson, Philip Eastop, David Pyatt, Eric Ruske, Joseph Anderer

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Philip Nelson Prize, Yale University
Winner: Stony Brook University Concerto Competition, 2006
     -Robert Schumann: Konzertstuck for four horns – 1st horn
Winner: Yale University Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, 2004
     -Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Horn Concerto
Winner: Chamber Music Yellow Springs, first prize, Intrada Winds, 2006
Winner: Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, silver medal, 2005
Winner: Coleman Chamber Music Competition, first prize wind division, 2004
Winner: Yale Chamber Music Society Competition, Intrada Winds, 2004, 2005
Finalist: Astral Artistic Services, Concert Artist Guild, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Cernter 2
Full Tuition Scholarship, Stony Brook University
Full Tuition Scholarship, Yale University School of Music
Full Tuition Scholarship, Manhattan School of Music

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Composition: performances throughout Europe and North America since 1994;
Choral: section leader of Holy Name Church (NYC) 2001-2003, Christ Church (New Haven), founding member of the Yale Schola Cantorum, current member of the Choir of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (NYC), member: Chanticleer.