KUSATSU International Summer Music Academy & Festival


Message from Faculty 2023【⑧】

For this time, we would like to introduce a warm video message from a violinist, Prof. Karin Adam.

Video message from Prof. Karin Adam

She was born in Vienna. After her concert debut at age 8, she has been touring around the world and this is the third time of participating to our festival.
We look forward to listen her energetic and detailed performance, and her lessons teaching with great passion and her warm personality which tells you from the video message.

Born in Vienna, the Austrian violinist Karin Adam studied at the Vienna Music Academy with Franz Samohyl. She made her first public performance with orchestra at the age of eight. After winning several competitions for young players she was awarded the “Mozart Interpretation Prize” by the Wiener Mozartgemeinde. After taking the First Prize in the “International Joseph Joachim Competition” in 1981 she has established as one of the leading violinists of her generation and has given concerts around the world. Karin Adam performs with some of the world’s leading orchestras, such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Hamburg Symphony, Prague Symphony, Tokyo Symphony and Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony. She played with conductors such as Christoph von Dohnanyi, Leopold Hager, Mariss Jansons, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Stefan Vladar and Walter Weller. She also is a sought after chamber musician, and since 1986 she has performed in a duo with her sister, the pianist Doris Adam. She gives recitals and performs with orchestra at renowned music halls and festivals, such as Bruckner Festival Linz and Wiener Festwochen. Since 2008 she and her sister Doris Adam have established a concert series in Austria including recitals and chamber music performances with international musicians. Karin Adam’s recordings include the Violin Concertos by Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn e-minor and the Double Concerto for violin and piano, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius. With Doris Adam she has recorded the Sonatas for violin and piano by Brahms, Beethoven, Dvořák, Faure, Franck, Grieg, Schubert, Strauß, as well as pieces by Kreisler. In 2009 Piano trios by Hans Gal have been released. Her latest recording includes Austrian contemporary pieces by R.Dünser and G.von Einem. 


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