Adam Chalabi currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Queensland. He was Concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria between 2009-2012 before moving into the role of Artistic Director. In 2012, Adam was appointed to the full-time faculty of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and held the position of Head of Strings.
Born in 1977, Adam began his violin studies at the age of 4 with the Suzuki Method. He subsequently attended the junior department of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Purcell School of Music before completing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Maciej Rakowski.
In 2001 Adam won a position in the Zurich Chamber Orchestra 1st violin group and in 2004 was appointed to the position of Principal 2nd violin. In Switzerland he also worked as Principal 2nd violin in Camerata Bern and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and more recently as Guest Concertmaster of Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg in Austria and Suedwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim in Germany.
Adam has appeared as soloist with Orchestra Victoria and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra in performances of Bach, Vivaldi and Schnittke Concerti and has given performances of Nielsen Violin Concerto in England and Sweden and the Alban Berg Chamber Concerto. Adam has appeared as Guest Concertmaster with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Sydney Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Adam plays on an 1805 Joseph Panormo violin. He is also very grateful to have been supported by the Countess of Munster, Ian Fleming and Lawrence Atwell Charitable Foundations.