Black British conductor and violist Adam Gibbs studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Academy of Music.
As an RCS Trust scholar and winner of the Hugh S Robertson Prize for conducting, Adam had the opportunity to conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the orchestra of Scottish Opera.
Adam has studied with an array of conductors including Ilan Volkov, Martyn Brabbins, Thomas Sondergard, Kevin John Edusei, Mark Wigglesworth, and Antony Hermus, to whom Adam also served as assistant conductor to at the BBCSSO.
In the coming season, Adam will make his conducting debut at the Southbank Centre, London working with genre-liberated ensemble Project Instrumental. He will also be assistant conductor to Matthew Kofi Waldren in the upcoming UK premier of “Blue” at English National Opera.
As a violist, Adam freelances in London and regularly plays with Chineke! Orchestra.
Adam is a dedicated pedagogue and will be taking up the post of Head of Strings at Highgate School from September.