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.