The soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain
Martin Adámek

Martin Adámek, clarinet

Martin Adámek was born in Slovakia in 1996 and is a graduate of the Bratislava Conservatory. He is currently studying at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno in the Czech Republic. At the same time he is gaining invaluable experience as a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra. Among the conductors with whom he has worked are Philippe Jordan, Christoph Eschenbach and Vladimir Ashkenazy. The holder of many awards, he won the first prize in two Italian competitions in 2013, the Carlino Clarinet Competition and the Anemos Competition, and in 2014 he was awarded the first prize in the Leoš Janáček International Competition in the Czech Republic. He has already appeared as a soloist in many international venues. In Slovakia he works regularly with the Cluster Ensemble, the Veni Ensemble and the Veni Academy, three groups specializing in contemporary music. Firmly committed to championing the music of the present day, Martin Adámek has already given the world premieres of works by Bruno Mantovani, Elliott Sharp and Iris Szeghy. He joined the Ensemble intercontemporain in september 2016.