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About Adrian V.
Adrian Varela is a 1st violin member of the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, and former concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra of Uruguay. He is the conductor and artistic director of the One Tree Hill Sinfonia, London, the Polish National Youth Orchestra, and Music Director at de Montfort University.
Adrian's flagship areas of pedagogy are: maximising students' study technique, self-sufficiency techniques, orchestra-specifc awareness skills, and cross-genre performance. These apply to all students, regardless of instrument played.
He is also keen on teaching 1st violin orchestral repertoire specifically, historically a largely self-taught area.
Adrian's former students have won jobs in Europe and South America, places in the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Barts & Vienna Musikhohschule, and have won prizes internationally.
Adrian's students benefit from his extensive live experience in the world's greatest concert halls incl. Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philarmonie, Vienna Musikverein, Elbphilarmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebow, RAH, Barbican, Disney Hall LA, Suntory Hall Tokyo, and from recording experience with all major Hollywood & world film and game studios.
Additionally, he also has a strong background in popular music notably in rock, pop and tango, and is known for navigating, and teaching, with total naturality these musical languages and their intersection with classical.