Adamson Duo Recital

Image of a violin sitting on a pianoA recital of selections for violin and piano
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 19:30


Friday, March 2, 7:30 pm

Music For A Winter’s Evening

   Michael Adamson, violin

   Philip Adamson, piano

SoCA Armouries, Performance Hall
37 University Ave., East
Tickets $20;  Students with ID $5

Tickets will be available for cash purchase at the door starting at 6:30 pm this evening.

For concert information please call (519) 253-3000 ext. 4213.

Music For A Winter’s Evening
Michael Adamson, violin
Philip Adamson, piano
Sonata in G Minor, B.g10 (Op. 1, No.10, "Didone abbandonata")    Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Three Pieces, Op.67    Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909)
    Andantino con moto
    Allegro passianato
Sonata in G Major, Op.30, No.3    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Allegro assai
    Tempo di Minuetto
    Allegro vivace
Sonata in E Minor, Op.82    Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
    Romance: Andante
    Allegro, non troppo

Violinist Michael AdamsonMichael Adamson, violin

Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Michael Adamson attained his B.Mus. at Boston University and subsequently attended the Royal Academy of Music in London for further work in violin performance and chamber music.  While in England, he studied with members of leading string quartets: Griller, Tatrai, Kolisch, Hungarian and Amadeus.  After a concert career of several years in Europe, he returned to Canada in the mid-seventies to work in the computer industry as a software developer and consultant.  Simultaneously, he maintained solo, chamber music and orchestral activities including serving as concertmaster for the York Symphony and artistic director for the Apollo Chamber Orchestra. 
Since retirement from the business world in 2006, his musical pursuits have not ceased, as he currently performs solo, serves as concertmaster of the Orpheus Symphonietta and contributes his skills to the York Chamber Ensemble.  He was the founder and violinist of the Amity Piano Trio for 15 years until it disbanded after their final performance in September 2015.  In addition to performing, he presently teaches violin and viola, and coaches chamber music privately in the Barrie area.

Pianist Dr. Philip AdamsonPhilip Adamson, piano

Canadian pianist Philip Adamson has performed across Canada and in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, and has been heard frequently on CBC radio. His solo recitals often explore less familiar areas of the repertoire, and he has given first North American performances of several works from the twentieth century British and French piano repertoire.  An album of piano music by the French composer André Jolivet appeared in 2004 on the Centaur label, eliciting such comments as “formidable technical prowess” and “powerful performance” from the international press. A disc of English piano music, also from Centaur, was released in 2011; American Record Guide described it as "a mandatory acquisition."
A student of, and assistant to Marion Hall at Indiana University, Philip Adamson’s approach to the pedagogy of piano technique has been highly successful. He has lectured and performed several times at conferences of the Canadian University Music Society, of which he is an honorary life member, and at the North American British Music Studies Association, the World Piano Conference, and the World Piano Pedagogy Conference. Formerly a faculty member of Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and the University of Manitoba, Dr. Adamson has taught for many years at the University of Windsor.



Dr. Philip Adamson