Adam Lee is a Scottish clarinettist, soloist, teacher, and composer. He is the Principal Clarinet No. 2 of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
His hugely varied career and education has seen him perform with many major UK orchestras and opera companies, appear as a recitalist in venues across the country, and perform a wide range of concertos, from early classics like Weber through to more contemporary works by Helen Grime and James MacMillan.
Adam is an alumnus of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2021) and the Royal College of Music (2023). He graduated from the RCS with a first-class BMus Performance degree and The Principal’s Prize for Excellence, having studied with John Cushing, Tim Orpen, Heather Nicoll, and Joe Pacewicz. Upon graduating from the RCM, he gained a Master of Performance with Distinction and the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal after his studies with Timothy Lines, Richard Hosford, Peter Sparks, Barnaby Robson & Bob Hill.
Alongside his performance career, Adam maintains other interests in composing, education, and arts advocacy. He is an award-winning composer, an Ambassador for the RCS Woodwind Department and is a passionate advocate of youth music in Scotland and widening access to music education. Having come through the youth music system in Scotland, and as a recent NYOS alumnus, he is acutely aware of the challenges and barriers that young musicians face.
Adam is delighted to be committedly supporting Scotland’s young musicians through his position on the NYOS Board.