Adam Gurczak is a Boston-based performer, educator, and arts organizer who is passionate about collaboration and social change through music. He has premiered many new works both as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed with various ensembles like the New England Symphony, Boston New Music Initiative, Boston Chamber Symphony, and Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Outside of the classical realm, he performs with singer-songwriter Rachel Sumner, works as the Artistic Programs Administrator for the Grammy Award winning Silkroad Ensemble (founded by Yo-Yo Ma), and is the founder of the IRIS Collective, a new arts initiative dedicated to the celebration of refugees, immigrants, and other displaced persons through storytelling accompanied by music and art. As a teacher, he runs his own private studio and works at StringPlay, which he has been part of since its founding in 2013. Previously, he taught at the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program, where he co-taught in two orchestras with students ranging from grades 1-5; the New England Music Academy; and as a section coach for various schools in Tucson, AZ. Adam has a master’s in music from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and previously graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with a B.M. in Music Performance, a B.A. in Italian Studies, and a Thematic Minor. Beyond performing and teaching, he also enjoys painting, baking, photography, and attending concerts at Club Passim, a non-profit music venue, where he also works as a performance manager.