~ Music Bio ~
Award winning and World Renowned cellist and composer Adam Hurst uses the cello as a solo melodic voice and creates passionate and emotive musical poetry that digs straight to the soul. The original music of Adam Hurst is at once haunting, ethereal, evocative and romantic. His music has hints of Arabic, Indian, Eastern European, Native American, Celtic traditions while being completely his own. He has performed throughout the US and in Europe and has been commissioned to compose and perform original work for ballet, belly dance, and contemporary dance. His music has played on various radio shows around the world including Echoes on NPR stations in the US. His recordings have been used in independent films, documentaries and art films. Adam Hurst's compelling live performances are not to be missed.
Mr. Hurst has released twelve
CDs of original music. His most recent, called "Obscura", is a collection of songs for Cello, Tanpura Drone, and Frame Drum.
Commissions include: Broken Sparrow~ a ballet choreographed by James Canfield for the NWPDP, in which Hurst composed the entire score and performed live on stage at the premier. Midnight Waltz~ an original piece for cello and accordion composed for the Portland Vampire Ball. Anima~ an independent feature film by Craig Richardson.
Adam Hurst studied cello at Skidmore College while in highschool and Brown University while in college. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (1997). He taught cello at Providence College as an adjunct from 1998-2002.
music" -The Oregonian (Marty
ethereal tones" -The Post
masterful Adam Hurst bring works
of crystalline beauty that can
in five minutes or savored for
hours" -Someday Lounge
to a dream voyage..." -St.
music" -NW Professional