The Love of Music for flutist Adam Eccleston, originated from his family's passion for music from their home countries of Panama and the Caribbean Islands. His calling for the instrument derived from his 'James Bond' stunts that he used on a fellow classmate, who was then a flutist. Mr. Eccleston, or at that time better known as, Mr. Bond, surreptitiously took his fellow classmates flute with him and practiced at home. Shortly after those primitive months of being self-taught, he decided to put aside the 'James Bond' act and live the dream of playing the flute.
Originally from New York City, Mr. Eccleston moved to Germany with his family at the age of nine. There he studied with Eric lamb, co-principal flutist of The International Contemporary Ensemble and Thaddeus Watson, piccolo player of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Frankfurt Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. While in Europe, he worked with Sir James Galway in Switzerland, William Bennett in England and went on to receive a Masters in Music from the New England Conservatory with Paula Robison. Mr. Eccleston has also worked with Dr. Tara Helen O‘Connor, Marco Granados, Amy Porter, Leone Buyse and Jim Walker.
As a soloist, he has appeared with several orchestras around the United States and Europe and has performed in venues such as the Kurhaus Wiesbaden in Germany and Jordan Hall in Boston. He can be heard on Portland's All Classical Radio Station 89.9fm. Mr. Eccleston has appeared with the Borromeo String Quartet, the Boston Public String Quartet, DJ Premier and has performed in both the Weill Recital Hall and Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall, the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum and Casino Kursaal in Switzerland.
Orchestrally, Mr. Eccleston is former principal flutist of The Eastern Festival Symphony Orchestra and the Boston-based chamber orchestra, Discovery Ensemble, which focuses on bringing classical music to inner city schools throughout Boston. Furthermore, the ensemble has received outstanding reviews by Boston Globe and Artsboston, and can be heard on WGBH Boston radio station. Mr. Eccleston has served under Valery Gergiev, Hugh Wolff, and Benjamin Zander, and has performed at the Strathmore Music Center in Washington D.C., Symphony Hall Boston, Palais Montcalm Canada, and others. Mr. Eccleston has played with the Oregon Symphony and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra in Portland, Oregon. He has also been awarded top prizes in various competitions, one of which is the New York Flute Club Competition.
A devoted humanitarian and firm supporter of arts education, Mr. Eccleston has worked extensively with MESDA group; A non-profit organization that offers a wide variety of educational support through music to under developed countries around Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Currently, he is the Program Director for BRAVO Youth Orchestras, which is an after school music program that serves over 150 students in 6 schools. Mr. Eccleston started the winds and percussion division, and now in its 5th year, the program serves almost 80 students and 9 teaching artists. On the side, he continues to write articles and give lectures on El Sistema music programs in the USA.
Mr. Eccleston has presented master classes at Portland State University and in Panama City, Panama that was sponsored by La Fundación de Panamá and Fundación Danilo Perez. He has participated in music workshops with members of the YOA Orchestra to under-privileged children in the U.S. and abroad.
Adam plays on a 14K White Gold Powell.