“The reigning recorder virtuoso in the world today.”
“The things Adams does with his collection of recorders defy the imagination.”
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW
"It's not easy to make the recorder a sexy, extrovert instrument, but Adams' virtuosity is breathtaking and presented with unfettered showmanship."
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
“Provides the listener an experience as fresh as a spring strawberry bursting on the roof of your mouth.”
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“Adams’ recorder is quite phenomenal – I am amazed at what he accomplishes on it.”
"Astonishing, all-out virtuosity..."
NEW YORK TIMES
“The best recorder player in the world?”
"Recorder virtuoso Piers Adams introduced almost everything, strutted and danced while delivering musical fusillades, and generally dominated the proceedings with flamboyant zest…"
LOS ANGELES TIMES
“His performances of four recorder concertos showed a technical command that would have far surpassed players of the period, and he drove it home with a showmanship more indebted to contemporary rock musicians than the delicacy of canvases by Jean-Antoine Watteau…. Bodily movement also acted out passages of the scores with lunges, half crouches and -- in Telemann's Concerto in C for alto recorder – balancing on one leg. Every note sounded fresh and crisp, with air around it even in the fastest music.”
“A recorder player of staggering virtuosity and reliability… intensely musical and astonishingly colourful performances.”
PITTSBURG TRIBUNE REVIEW
“Piers Adams is an instrumentalist in a class of his own”
LA SCENA MUSICSALE
“Scintillating… wit, lightly-worn bravado and captivating expressivity”
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
“His stage presence is simply unbeatable; he moves around in a way that demands the audience’s attention. Coupled with this of course, his playing is stupendous; simply awe-inspiring. He combines implausible speed with sensitive variation in articulation techniques and a warm, rich, blossoming tone to create a performance that keeps the audience’s attention bolted to the stage.”
"I have painful memories of playing the recorder at infant school, but in Piers Adams’ hands it is transformed into a dazzling virtuoso star. His bravura approach has the true spirit of the baroque.... It’s the aural equivalent of an acrobat on the high-wire, delivered with such panache, precision and easy grace it took my breath clean away. Now that’s what I call spectacular. "
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
"Here is a performer whose success is surely guaranteed by a winning combination of technical genius, expert product marketing, and above all, the compelling power of a truly top-class entertainer over his audience."
THE RECORDER MAGAZINE
"Apart from being a superlative musician, Piers is a born communicator, and his immense energy inspired everyone from the youngest child to the oldest viola player into giving the performance of a lifetime. His Telemann Concerto.....was one of the most exciting pieces of musicianship the audience had ever heard!"