Denver based conductor and pianist.
For conductor Adam A Torres, music offers more than entertainment: it provides insights to the greatest aspects of humanity. Torres’ belief in the transformative power of music emanates in everything he does, on the podium, behind a piano, in his private studio, and in lecture halls. His passion and musical expression help him maintain an active profile across the United States and beyond, and his work is heard by tens of thousands of patrons annually. Beginning in the 2022-2023 Season, Adam will begin his new appointments as Music Director of Stratus Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Colorado Springs Chorale alongside his work as Senior Instructor at Colorado State University and Music Director and Organist of St. Timothy's Episcopal Centennial.
Recent positions for Torres, a Denver-based artist, include Principal Conductor for Loveland Opera Theatre and Hyperprism Music, and other conducting engagements include work with St. Louis Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Chamber Orchestra of the Rockies, and the Colorado Pops Orchestra. Professional opera work includes appearances with Opera Fort Collins, Opera Steamboat, Opera Orvieto (Orvieto, Italy). Adam recently completed a trip to Paris and Köln to apprentice with conductor Cristian Măcelaru, the Orchestre National de France, and WDR Sinfonieorchester, and will travel with the Colorado Springs Chorale in June 2022 for performances in Normandy, France as the official choir of the ceremonies commemorating D-Day.
Advancing the joy of music for students and enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds is a priority for Maestro Torres. In addition to serving on the faculty of Colorado State University, he has assisted with community programs such as El Sistema Colorado and served as a clinician in public schools in Colorado and Texas. Other community and student engagement projects include work with ensembles such as the Alpharetta Symphony, Fort Collins’ Health and Wellness Orchestra, Bas Bleu Theatre, San Angelo Symphony Chorus, Colorado State University Orchestra and CSU Opera, Angelo State University Wind Ensemble, and Angelo Civic Theater. Torres has also ventured into popular music styles, performing with groups such as Nashville’s Absinthe Junk and “The Superheroes” Rock Band of the Colorado Pops Orchestra.
The great masters of the past and brilliant musical minds of today offer audiences everywhere the opportunity to experience joy, laughter, sorrow, sadness, doubt, hope, and more – for Adam, having the opportunity to be a part of this profound art form is an honor and privilege.