Once Upon Curiosity
Adam Koch (b.2000) started playing violin at age 5, he began his studies with Professor Serguei Azizian in 2013. The following years he received prizes in many national and international competitions and began his studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music at age 16. After studies in Copenhagen with professors as Azizian, Professor Eszter Haffner and guest Professor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Adam now studies at Hanns Eisler Musichochschule in Berlin with Professor Kolja Blacher. Adam is prize winner in e.g. Tibor Varga international Violin Competition (2019), J. Brahms Competition, Pörtschach (2020) and W.A. Mozart Competition, Salzburg (2020) having also attended masterclasses with Leonidas Kavakos, Mihaela Martin, Ana Chumachenko, Pinchas Zukerman, and Gerhard Schulz among others.
Adam Koch has performed as soloist with Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Leopoldinum String Orchestra among others.
Adam is named Guest Concertmaster of Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra (2019-), leading and being soloist in e.g. performance of Mendelssohn’s d-minor Violin concerto, He also serves as concertmaster in Royal Danish Orchestra (2021-2023), e.g. leading/conducting the orchestra in acclaimed production of Peter Schaffer’s “Amadeus” directed by Kasper Holten.
As part of Adam’s ambitions, interest in contemporary music, and commitment to the composers’ scores Adam has attended conducting classes at Malko Conducting School (2019-2021) in association with Danish National Symphony Orchestra where he has participated in masterclasses with a.o. maestro Herbert Blomstedt (2021).
As a chamber musician he is currently playing with well-known soloists as Andreas Brantelid, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Marianna Shirinyan, Liza Ferschtman, Natalie Clein and also performing frequently with musical friends of his own generation in Denmark as Gustav Piekut, Jonathan and Nicholas Swensen, Alva Holm and Michel Germer . Being a frequent guest at several chamber music festivals Adam himself will be co-directing Oremandsgaard International Chambermusic Festival from 2023 together with violist Nicholas Swensen inviting worldwide musical friends and composers for perceptive cooperation and musical creativity – with special focus on contemporary music.
Adam Koch has gratefully received Leonie Sonning Talent Prize, Augustinus Foundation Anniversary Scholarship, Carl Nielsen and Anne-Marie Carl-Nielsens Scholarship, Jacob Gade Scholarship, Copenhagen Summer Festival Talent Prize a.o.
Adam is collaborating with Larsen Strings | https://larsenstrings.com