Watch a short interview with Adam Wood and listen to him performing Intrada, by Arthur Honegger.
The Museum hosts a Thursday lunchtime concert each month which features some of the finest young players of the moment, from students at the Yehudi Menuhin School and ensembles working with Music for Youth, to those studying for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at UK conservatoires. Since current circumstances have prevented some our young artists from coming to the Museum, we caught up with them at home and asked them to talk about their musical careers to date, plus share some performances with us.
Adam Wood graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2019 and is now studying for an MA at the Royal Academy of Music under tuition from Mark David, Will O’Sullivan, Gareth Small and Paul Beniston. His studies are supported by a Help Musicians UK Award and a Munster Trust Award. Adam has received training through schemes with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, English National Opera and London Sinfonietta. Outside of his orchestral playing, he is an avid chamber musician, regularly performing with his quintet Canon Brass, as well as playing natural trumpet with baroque ensembles around the country. This year, Adam gained a place on the Philharmonia MMSF Fellowship Programme for 2019/2020 and won a Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe award.
Listen below to Adam performing Intrada, by Arthur Honegger, written in 1947. This is a showpiece for the instrument, and is often used as an audition piece because of the variety of demands it places on the performer. It’s also one of Adam’s favourite works, and he particularly loves the dancing middle section.
Adam’s recommended composer is the seventeenth-century musician Heinrich Biber. Below hear one of Biber’s works for trumpet, featuring a natural trumpet, as Adam mentions in his interview.
Interview with Adam Wood
'Intrada', by Arthur Honegger