Adam Woodward, Violin
Born and raised in Minnesota, Adam Woodward began playing violin at 8 years old and has been continuously fascinated with the instrument’s possibilities. A student of Paul Kantor, he recently graduated with his Master of Music in violin from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. His former teachers include Monte Belknap and Alex Woods at Brigham Young University in Utah, along with Erin Keefe, Milana Reiche, and Dragan Stojkovic in Minnesota. An experienced chamber musician, he played in the BYU Honors String Quartet under the direction of Claudine Bigelow from 2016 to 2017, and in 2018 he was a fellow with the Madeline Island Chamber Music Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence program in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A passionate advocate for contemporary music, he attended the Lucerne Festival Academy, Ensemble Evolution 2021, and the Composer’s Conference Contemporary Performance Institute, working with the JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Arditti Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, George Benjamin, Enno Poppe, and Rebecca Saunders. Recent projects include a Barlow Commission with Craig Woodward for a new concerto for violin and electronics, and ›Alternate Voices‹, a microballet he produced with composer Neil Thornock for six dancers and mixed chamber ensemble with funding from the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts. Adam Woodward actively performs music by his colleagues and is committed to expanding and exploring the violin repertoire.