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Noted for his passionate and expressive performances, Dr. Adam Riggs has played the cello since he was four years old.  In addition to his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, Adam holds a Master of Music from the Hartt School and a Bachelor of Music, as well as a Diploma in Chamber Music from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.  A devoted chamber musician, Adam has performed alongside the Penderecki and Lafyette String Quartets, has worked with members of the Takacs, St. Lawrence, Emerson, Juilliard, Tokyo and Penderecki String Quartets, and has been heard on Colorado Public Radio.  He is currently the principal cellist of Stratus Chamber Orchestra, and performs on occasion with the Boulder Philharmonic. An avid teacher, Adam is certified in the Suzuki Method through book 10.  Most recently, Adam created and produced the inaugural Colorado Cello Summit, an event geared towards strengthening and connecting Colorado’s cello community.    

What people are saying: 

Adam has a wonderfully characteristic and engaging sound - elegant and graceful
— Judith Glyde, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado Boulder
An accomplished cellist with admirable talent, intelligence and dedication
— Simon Fryer, Principal Cellist, Regina Symphony Orchestra
A very gifted musician with solid technique, robust sound, confidence, he projects his musical ideas with clarity.
— Mihai Tetel, Associate Professor of Cello, The Hartt School