Despite his young age, Slovakian clarinettist Martin Adámek has developed a rich solo, chamber music and orchestral career. He has performed in numerous concert halls in Europe, North America and Asia. While pursuing his studies at the Conservatory of Bratislava (Slovakia) and the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno (Czech Republic) he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, with which he played in Royal Concert-gebouw in Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall in London, Megaron Hall in Athens and Gulbenkian in Lisbon, to name a few. In 2017, he performed Michel van der Aa’s Clarinet concerto Hysteresis in a Swiss premiere with the Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Academy and under the baton of Matthias Pintscher.
Since 2016, he has been a soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain – one of the world’s most respected contemporary music groups – founded in 1976 by Pierre Boulez. Moreover, he is a member of the Alma Mahler Kammerorchester, which he co-founded in 2017. It specialises in symphonic reductions of 19th and 20th centuries, including original repertoire for chamber orchestra and chamber music of various styles and periods.
In 2016 he founded the trio Sen Tegmento with Zuzana Biščáková (piano) a Nao Higano (soprano), which specialises mainly in contemporary music and commissions compo-sers from Slovakia and abroad. He received first prize at the Leoš Janáček International Competition (Czech Republic, 2014) and Clarinetto Concorso Carlino (Italy, 2013) as well as other awards. At various masterclasses, he has had the opportunity to study with Charles Neidich, Yehuda Gilad, Harri Mäki, Philippe Berrod and others.
Martin has performed on various international and national festivals – BBC Proms, Salzburg Festival, Berliner Festspiele, Lucerne Festival, Biennale Boulez, Young Euro Classics, Muzički Biennale Zagreb, Festival Forfest, Grafenegg Festival, Melos-Étos, Viva Musica!, Ars Nova and Schubert Fest among others.
Carter – Gra – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE7mDy6Vhfk
Xenakis – Anaktoria – https://live.philharmoniedeparis.fr/concert/1082759 /
Berg – 4 pièces Op.5 – https://live.philharmoniedeparis.fr/concert/1085340/