Julius Adams

Michael Stern by Jennifery Taylor 2bg
Chicago native violist Julius Adams is currently a first year fellow for the inaugural string quartet fellowship with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle in Durham, North Carolina. He joined the COT after serving a 1-year section viola position with the Kansas City Symphony. Julius performed with the National Repertory Orchestra for two consecutive summers in 2021 & 2022. He served as co-principal viola and performed Max Bruch’s Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola with NRO in 2022. He earned a master’s degree in viola performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 2021 where he served as principal viola of the Philharmonia. In 2019, he earned a bachelor’s degree in viola performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he served as principal viola of the UI Symphony Orchestra. He has also served as principal viola for the Colour of Music Virtuosi Chamber and Festival Orchestras, Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra, Marrowstone Festival Orchestra, and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with Omaha Symphony, Quad City Symphony, La Crosse Symphony, and Illinois Symphony Orchestra. His passion for orchestral music has resulted in him performing in prestigious venues across the world including Carnegie Hall in New York, Chicago Symphony’s Orchestra Hall, Mozarteum Großer Saal in Salzburg, and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts.