Welcome to Adam Gorb's website. Here you will find details of all of Adam's works including programme notes, details of first performances and sound clips.
Professor Adam Gorb (born 1958) studied Music at Cambridge University and Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he graduated with the highest honours including the Principal’s Prize, in 1993. His compositions include orchestral, ensemble, chamber, solo and choral works, and have been performed, broadcast and recorded world-wide. In the UK his compositions have had performances at contemporary music festivals in Huddersfield, Cheltenham, Hampstead and Highgate, Spitalfields and Canterbury, and he has had concerts entirely devoted to his music in the UK, the USA and Canada. He has been featured composer at Luton and Bromsgrove music clubs. His concert band composition Metropolis has won several prizes, including the Walter Beeler Memorial Prize in the USA in 1994. Three other Wind Ensemble works: Towards Nirvana, Adrenaline City and Farewell have won British Composer awards. His works have been performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Maggini Quartet, the BBC Singers, the Tokyo Kosei Wind Ensemble and the Liverpool 10/10 ensemble.
In 2010 a CD devoted to his works was released on the NMC label. Another CD featuring solo and duo works was released on the Prima Facie label in 2011. In March 2012 his opera Anya 17 was performed in Liverpool and Manchester to great acclaim and went on to win the Best stage or film production dealing with human trafficking at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards in the House of Commons.
Adam Gorb has been a visiting lecturer in composition in universities and conservatoires in the USA, Canada, Tokyo, Vienna, Vilnius, Istanbul, The Hague, Brussels and Verona. He is Head of School of Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.Please note that this site requires the use of Adobe Flash® Player to play the excerpts.