Adrian was a Principal Violinist with Opera Australia for 25 years; he has also been a Guest Concertmaster, Acting Deputy Concertmaster, and Acting Principal of 2nd Violins.
Adrian is the owner/director of the Sydney Lyric Orchestra.
Adrian has released 3 Blues CD's, performed "Jazz in the Domain", and has led string sessions in over 10 Top-10 Australian Singles and Albums, and currently has a Live DVD/CD, “Classically Blue” which he has produced and edited.
As a Blues Rock and Soul violinist, Adrian has accompanied singers in contemporary music from Australian artists Jeff Duff, to Geoff Achison, to international artists Martha Wainwright and UnKle, and is a guest artist accompanying on “the Voice” Australia 2012 and 2013.
For the Sydney Festival, Adrian as Concertmaster led performances for Sir George Martin, Bernadette Peters, Al Jarreau; led orchestras for Australian tours of David Helfgott; Sir Cliff Richard, Rod Stewart.
As Director of the Sydney Lyric Orchestra, Adrian’s clients have included the Paris Opera Ballet, Jose Carreras, Tina Arena, Opera in the Vineyards, CCEntertainment, Banksia Awards, Ken Unsworth, Richard Bonynge and Tim Woods Entertainment.
In 2005 Adrian completed the International Masterclass for Conductors, St Petersburg, under Alexander Polyanichko.
Adrian has presented improvisation Seminars to the Rising Stars program at the Sydney Conservatorium and has a 3 hr Lecture in “making Music Immediate” for strings first demonstrated at the Wollongong Conservatorium
Adrian regularly donates his time as a tutor to the SYO and SBS Youth Orchestras; has taught from home for most of his working career, specialising in assisting with audition preparation for professional orchestra positions.
Adrian has written many hours of arrangements for contemporary artists, bands, singers and visiting overseas artists that required this service – ranging in style from Aled Jones to UnKle, blues artist Geoff Achison; re-arranging Wendy Matthews’ repertoire for her tour with Strings; Beatles and Led Zeppelin music to suit the musical expression of their related homage shows, and music for school ensembles taken from contemporary music repertoire, and compositions in classical style - not to mention the recorded arrangements for bands needing strings or brass to broaden and complete the artist’s vision.
Adrian’s breadth of experience in soundscapes and voicing as a professional orchestral player with the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra is evident in the standard of his work, paying attention to the needs of the artist, and the relevance of the ensemble and style.