Piers Adams is widely regarded as one of the greatest recorder players of our time. He has been heralded as ‘a dazzling virtuoso star’ (BBC Music Magazine), ‘staggering’ (Gramophone), ‘intensely musical and astonishingly colorful’ (Pittsburg Tribune Review), ‘the reigning recorder virtuoso in the world today’ (Washington Post).
Piers has worked tirelessly to develop the recorder’s repertoire and reputation as a serious solo instrument, in particular through his researches into forgotten corners of the instrument’s repertoire, and his numerous arrangements and transcriptions from a wide range of genres.
In 1997 Piers founded his now world-renowned baroque quartet Red Priest, with whom he has toured the globe several times, performing over 1000 concerts on four continents in some of the most prestigious music festivals. The group has appeared frequently on TV and radio – including hour long televised features LWT’s The South Bank Show (UK) – and recorded several acclaimed discs on Red Priest Recordings.
“Variations by Van Eyck bookend a scintillating survey of recorder music spanning three centuries. Dispatched with wit, lightly-worn bravado and captivating expressivity.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2012 *****