David Adams studied organ and harpsichord in Dublin, Freiburg and Amsterdam, winning prizes at international competitions in Speyer, Lüneburg, Bruges and Dublin.
Since his début recital at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, at the age of 16, he has performed throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe, and is a regular guest at major international festivals.
He is much in demand as an ensemble player in the fields of early and contemporary music and has premiered many new works, including numerous compositions written specially for him. In addition to solo CDs recorded on the organs of Trinity College and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, he has recorded for Naxos, Black Box and Wergo.
David has taught at conservatories in Freiburg, Berlin and The Hague, and now lectures in organ and harpsichord at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, where he is also Head of the Early Music Department. In 2007 he was awarded a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam for his work on Max Reger and Karl Straube.