Adam Hurst
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Adam Hurst

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Solo World Acoustic


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"There are some artists whose work literally stops you dead in your tracks. You catch your breath, transfixed, afraid that if you breathe it might fade and dissolve. Encountering art at this level triggers an immediate, intimate familiarity, yet it is unlike anything you know, only what you have hoped would be. The experience is transporting, ecstatic, poignant and achingly beautiful all at once, in a moment of meeting that you will never forget. This was my experience in first hearing the music of Adam Hurst, and even more so in seeing... him playing the gypsy cello." - Robert Gould, Musings from the Realm

"Emotional and Haunting"

"Emotional and haunting, beautiful and lingering: Adam's music gives me the same feeling as walking in the far reaches of Scotland. If you aren't listening to him, you're making a mistake." - Melissa Marr, NY Times best selling author

"Such Beauty"

"Can't stop listening to Adam Hurst's album 'From Silence', absolutely stunning. Thank you Mr. Hurst for such beauty!" - Academy Award Nominee Ellen Page



Nightfall, 2013
Festivale, 2012
Obscura, 2012
View From Within, 2011
The Secret, 2011
From Silence, 2010
Elegy, 2010
Ritual, 2009
Wanderer, 2008
Ruin, 2008
Dwelling, 2007
Illusions, 2006
Passages, 2005


Echoes, NPR stations
Hearts of Space



Award winning and World Renowned cellist and composer Adam Hurst uses the cello as a solo melodic voice and creates passionate and emotive musical poetry that digs straight to the soul. The original music of Adam Hurst is at once haunting, ethereal, evocative and romantic. His music has hints of Arabic, Indian, Eastern European, Native American, Celtic traditions while being completely his own. He has performed throughout the US and in Europe and has been commissioned to compose and perform original work for ballet, belly dance, and contemporary dance. His music has played on various radio shows around the world including Echoes on NPR stations in the US. His recordings have been used in independent films, documentaries and art films. Adam Hurst's compelling live performances are not to be missed.

Mr. Hurst has released twelve CDs of original music. His most recent, called "Obscura", is a collection of songs for Cello, Tanpura Drone, and Frame Drum.

Commissions include: Broken Sparrow~ a ballet choreographed by James Canfield for the NWPDP, in which Hurst composed the entire score and performed live on stage at the premier. Midnight Waltz~ an original piece for cello and accordion composed for the Portland Vampire Ball. Anima~ an independent feature film by Craig Richardson.

Adam Hurst studied cello at Skidmore College while in highschool and Brown University while in college. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (1997). He taught cello at Providence College as an adjunct from 1998-2002.

"Cellist extraordinaire" -Eugene Weekly

"...hypnotic music" -The Oregonian (Marty Hughley)

"somber, ethereal tones" -The Post Star

"The masterful Adam Hurst bring works of crystalline beauty that can beappreciated in five minutes or savored for hours" -Someday Lounge

"...soundtrack to a dream voyage..." -St. Johns Sentinel

"...poetic music" -NW Professional Dance Project

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