Two years playing with the Leeds Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain were enough to inspire him to pursue a career in music. In September 2007 Adam moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music on a scholarship, where his teachers included Duncan McTier, Graham Mitchell and Rodney Stewart.
Whilst a student Adam benefitted from various schemes and courses including the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme, the first London Sinfonietta Academy in 2009, the Encuentro de Musica y Academia de Santander in 2010, and the LSO String Scheme in 2010-11. He graduated with First Class Honours in 2011. After graduating, Adam freelanced up and down the UK with groups including the LSO, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Opera North, RLPO, London Sinfonietta and the Philharmonia, where he became a member in April 2013.
Adam particularly enjoys performing contemporary music and has performed and recorded with a range of artists. As a soloist he has appeared in performances of Bottesini's concerto no.2 with the Leeds Youth Orchestra and more recently in France with the Vacation Chamber Orchestra. He is a member of Chineke!, Europe's first BAME orchestra, and coaches young musicians including Chineke! juniors and musicians from NYO ahead of their performance of Bernstein's Mass at Southbank Centre.