Adam Crighton

YEAR OF AWARD: 2014
AGE AT AWARD: 18
ARTFORMS: Trombone , Music
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Biography

Adam is a highly talented and hard working young trombonist. 

Growing up in Aberdeen, Adam learned to play the trombone through the council's music education scheme and spent several years playing with bands and ensembles.  In 2011 he moved to Edinburgh to study at St Mary's Music School, where he proved himself to be a prodigious talent.  His aptitude for intonation, rhythmic integrity and tonal blend ensured he stood out as a performer. Excellent as a soloist and within an ensemble, Adam undertook a number of engagements outside of school where he was already able to fit into a professional section.

Alongside his trombone studies at St Mary's, Adam also passed his grade 8 piano.  He won the brass section of the Aberdeen Music Festival in 2013 and was a finalist in the St Mary's School Director's Recital Prize in 2014.  Highly motivated, Adam enjoys performing a wide variety of music and aspires to become a professional trombonist.

In 2014, Adam gained a place to study at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.  This had been a dream of his since he had first visited the school aged 12.  The BMus Classical Trombone course offered the perfect opportunity to advance his skills to the next level, and to help him to achieve his ambitions.

How the Awards Helped

Adam received a Dewar Award to support his studies at the Guilhall School of Music and Drama.



If it wasn't for the extremely generous support of the trust I would not be able to be where I am, getting the best possible training for career I wish to have.