Equally at home on violin and viola, David Adams makes regular guest appearances, recordings and broadcasts with the Nash Ensemble, the Endellion String Quartet, the Gould Piano Trio and the Hebrides Ensemble. David Adams is leader of the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and a tutor in violin and viola at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As guest leader he has appeared with many British symphony and chamber orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He is regularly invited to attend the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove and has performed on their national tours. He is artistic director of the Penarth Chamber Music Festival. David Adams began his studies at the age of five with his father, Principal Viola in the Hallé Orchestra. He plays a Joannes Gagliano violin from 1800 and a Betts viola c. 1840, previously played by his father.