Adam Frey travels the globe sharing his talents as a performer and advocate for live music. He has soloed with orchestras and bands the world over, including the world famous Boston Pops, Cheju Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), US Army Orchestra (Washington DC), Harvard Pops (MA), Fort Collins (CO), Indian Hill (MA), the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra (Finland), Atlanta Philharmonic (GA), Camerata Eleutheria (Argentina), Cascade (WA), Greensboro (NC), Clemson (SC), LaGrange (GA), Minot (ND), Bellevue Philharmonic (WA), and Northeastern (MA) Symphony Orchestras. He also performs regularly with wind bands and brass bands that have included Soli Brass in Holland, Point of Ayr in Wales, the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland and wind bands from Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, South Korea, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Columbia, Peru, Australia, Russia, Finland, China, Germany, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Adam has been guest soloist at festivals around the globe, including four times at the Midwest Clinic (USA), the WASBE Convention (Singapore), Melbourne International Festival of Brass (Australia), Trombonanza (Argentina), Carlos Gomez Festival (Brazil), Jeju International Wind Festival (South Korea), Asia Pacific Band Directors Conference (South Korea), Westby Low Brass Workshop (Norway), Peru Low Brass Festival (Peru), Colombia Festubal (Colombia), Tubmania (Thailand), and Orquesta Latinoamericana de Vientos (Colombia) to name a few.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Adam Frey received his musical training at the University of Georgia, the Royal Northern College of Music, and the University of Salford. As a major ambassador of the euphonium, Adam has more than one hundred and twenty works that have been composed or specifically arranged for him.
For 18 years, Adam has hosted the International Euphonium Tuba (IET) Festival at Emory University. This event each June hosts more than 125 students and teachers from around the world in a week of playing, learning, and inspiration. Participants range from high school and college students to adult amateurs. More details at: www.IETFestival.com
Adam Frey is Associate Professor at the University of North Georgia. His website, www.euphonium.com, contains sound files, performance schedules, photos from his world travels, and his recordings and publications.
Adam Frey is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Guest Clinician
At the age of ten, Mengyao won the third place at the “Liu Shi Kun” Young Artist Piano Competition in Hong Kong, and was accepted to study in Music School of Tianjin with Professor Alexander Sokolov when she was twelve. When she was eighteen, she was accept to study at the Rimsky-Korsakov conservatory in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and studied under Professor Shakin Olegevich. Won first place at the International Young Musician Piano Competition in Bulgaria in 2009. Won the second place at the International Piano Competition of Kabalevsky in Moscow in 2010, the honorable mention at International Prokofiev Piano Competition in 2011.
While studying in Russia, she performed with the Orchestra of Saint Petersburg. She graduated with her Master’s Degree from Rimsky-Korsakov in 2012. In 2013, she was recommended by Professor Shakin to study in the Mannes College for Music in NYC with Professor Irina Morozova. She received her Artist Diploma from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in 2016 by studied under Yamaha artist Alexander Kobrin.
Mengyao was invited to play the first debt of “Eddie’s song” by James J. Orgburn in 2019, in Atlanta,GA. Collaborative pianist of the IET(International tuba and euphonium festival). Twice performed with Albany Symphony orchestra GA. Performed as special collaborative piano guest artist at 2019 North American Saxophone Alliance.
Mengyao is currently working as collaborative pianist and teaching at University of North Georgia.