Adam Pease

Adam Pease grew up in Massachusetts, where he took up the clarinet at the age of ten. He later studied clarinet privately with Keith Wilson at Yale University, at the same time obtaining degrees in computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. While in school he performed with the Central Massachusetts Symphony and Worcester Consortium Orchestra (WCO), where he was a member of the local musician’s union. He performed the Weber Concertino for clarinet and orchestra with the WCO.

Since moving to the Bay Area in 1993, Adam has continued his musical career, most recently performing the Weber First Clarinet Concerto with the Saratoga Symphony and the Weber Second Clarinet Concerto with the Palo Alto Philharmonic. He has played with many local amateur orchestras. He is a member of Quintillion, which is composed of clarinet and string quartet. He has been a member of the Bay Winds (a woodwind quintet) and the Loma Verde Chamber Players, with whom he has appeared on the San Francisco Performances (second stage) series. He is a past president of the Palo Alto Fortnightly Music Club.

Hear his recording of the Bozza Aria (1.7MB mp3) with pianist Dmitriy Cogan, and the finale of the Weber Concerto #2, with the Palo Alto Philharmonic.

Contact: adampease at earthlink dot net