Adam von Housen
As a winner of the 2013 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, violinist Adam von Housen made his New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in May 2013. Currently based in New York City, Adam is a recent graduate from CUNY Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Adam received his Master's Degree and Artist Diploma from Brooklyn College, where he studied violin with Masao Kawasaki and chamber music with Ursula Oppens and Adam Kent. He served as Co-Concertmaster of the Brooklyn College Conservatory Orchestra for the entirety of his 3 years at the school, and has performed as concertmaster with Richmond County, Hellenic Music Foundation, Golden Rose Opera, and the Westchester Oratorio Society Orchestras. As a section violinist, he has performed with many orchestras around the NYC area including The Chelsea Symphony, New England Symphonic Ensemble, Ensemble 212, Bergen Symphony, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and the NY Asian Cultural Symphony. He has appeared as a soloist with The Chelsea Symphony, the NY Asian Cultural Symphony, the NY Session Symphony, and the New Westchester Symphony Orchestras. Aside from Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, other performance venues around NYC in which Adam has performed include Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully and David Geffen Halls at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Bargemusic, National Sawdust, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Adam is active in the NYC contemporary music scene and has been a member of the Curiosity Cabinet since 2014. With the Curiosity Cabinet, Adam has performed in a variety of venues such as National Sawdust, the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University for the 2016 New Music Gathering, and the Brooklyn nightclub House of YES, where Adam was a featured performer in a collaborative performance with New Camerata Opera and the Curiosity Cabinet. Adam has performed with the CUNY Graduate Center contemporary ensemble and was also a featured performer on the Groupwork composers series as a part of the 2018 Composers Now Festival. Other NYC new music series appearances include Sound Traffic, Concrete Timbre, and the Parlour Room Sessions at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
Prior to relocating to NYC, Adam was based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he grew up. He graduated magna cum laude from Kennesaw State University in May 2012, where he studied violin with Helen Hwaya Kim and chamber music with Allyson Fleck. While at KSU, he was alternate winner of the 2010 School of Music Concerto Competition, which led to him performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the KSU Symphony Orchestra. As an orchestral musician, Adam served as concertmaster of the KSU Symphony Orchestra for 4 years. He also served as Guest Principal Second Violin with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Savannah Philharmonic, Rome (Georgia) Symphony, Gadsden (Alabama) Symphony, North Georgia Symphony, and Carroll Symphony Orchestras.