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Adam Greig


Academic Coordinator – KM Music Conservatory, Chennai

Education: Lancaster University, England

Originally from St Andrew’s in Scotland, Dr Adam Greig completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Lancaster University in England and went on to complete a practice as research doctoral thesis on the piano music of French 20th Century composer, Germaine Tailleferre.

As an active performer and musicologist Greig’s research involves combining different modes of analytical enquiry with experience from practice, to better understand interpretation and artistic transmission. He specialises in performing early 20th Century French repertoire, particularly that which surrounds the ‘Les Six’ composers and has performed as a soloist and accompanist at a number of international conferences, including the Royal Music Association Symposium Nostalgia and Innovation in Twentieth-Century French Music (2008). He has also had the privilege of performing two piano concertos with the Lancaster University Symphony Orchestra – Francis Poulenc’s Piano Concerto No.1, and Germaine Tailleferre’s Concerto pour piano et 12 instruments. Greig’s secondary area of performance is contemporary electro-acoustic music and he has performed both existing repertoire and premieres in this genre at the International Computer Music Conference in Belfast and the LICA-Mantis Festival in Lancaster.

Since 2011, Greig has been the Academic Coordinator of KM Music Conservatory, A. R. Rahman’s premiere music conservatory in Chennai India. In this role he leads a team of inspirational performers and musicologists in shaping a unique curriculum that is providing young Indian musicians the education and training they need to reach an international platform.

Last updated 2022