A D A M   H U R S T



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~ Music Bio ~

"There are some artists whose work literally stops you dead in your

tracks. You catch your breath, transfixed, afraid that if you breathe

it might fade and dissolve. Encountering art at this level triggers

an immediate, intimate familiarity, yet it is unlike anything you know,

only what you have hoped would be. The experience is transporting,

ecstatic, poignant and achingly beautiful all at once, in a moment of

meeting that you will never forget. This was my experience

in first hearing the music of Adam Hurst” -Robert Gould

World Renowned cellist and composer Adam Hurst uses his instrument as

a melodic voice to create passionate and emotive musical poetry that speaks to

the soul. His music has hints of Middle Eastern, Indian, Eastern European, Native

American, Latin and Celtic traditions while being completely his own. He has

performed throughout the US and Europe and has been commissioned to compose

and perform original work for Film and dance performances. His music has

played on various radio shows around the world including Echoes on NPR

stations in the US. Adam Hurst's compelling live performances are not to be missed.


Mr. Hurst has released fifteen CDs of original music. His most recent is called "To A Darkening Sky". 

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. 

Film soundtracks include:

Tigris Rebels~ a Turkish documentary by Nedim Hazar

Cloth and Bone~ an art film directed by Anouck Iyer


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.


"Cellist extraordinaire" -Eugene Weekly

"...hypnotic music" -The Oregonian (Marty Hughley)

"somber, ethereal tones" -The Post Star, NY

"The masterful Adam Hurst bring works of crystalline beauty that can beappreciated in five minutes or savored for hours" -Someday Lounge

"...soundtrack to a dream voyage..." -St. Johns Sentinel 

"...poetic music" -NW Professional Dance Project










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