Peter Adams

Peter Adams was born in London and began his musical studies whilst still at school. His professional career began when he was just sixteen and joined the orchestra of London Festival Ballet. In 1984 he was made principal cellist with the London String Orchestra and London City Ballet. At an early stage Peter became interested in the viola da gamba. This led to the forming of the early music group Musicos da Camera and his appointment in 1984 as the youngest professor at the Royal Academy of Music, teaching viol and baroque cello.

In 1991 Peter became the director of the Elizabethan Consort of Viols who have a huge list of acclaimed recordings. He is a founder member of the Rogeri Piano Trio with whom he has performed throughout the world with a constant schedule of concerts, festivals, broadcasts on the BBC and Classic FM and recording for Meridian Records.

Peter has been Principal Cello with the City of Oxford Orchestra for twenty years. He joined the acclaimed Bochmann Quartet in 1996, and a year later he was appointed to the Principal Chair of the English String and Symphony Orchestras. He plays a cello by G.B Rogeri dated 1697.