Denver-based conductor and pianist.
Adam Torres, a Denver-based artist, is quickly emerging as a significant musical voice in the United States and beyond. His robust contributions to the state of Colorado include appointments as Music Director for Denver’s Stratus Chamber Orchestra, as Artistic Director of the Colorado Springs Chorale, and as a Senior Instructor with the Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, where he additionally serves as Director for the Summer Residency MM Program (Conducting) for Music Educators.
Highlights of other recent conducting engagements include Colorado Symphony (Cover Conductor), Fort Collins Symphony (Cover Conductor), Cheyenne Symphony (Guest Conductor), St. Louis Symphony (Cover Conductor), and the Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music (Assistant Conductor). Other conducting opportunities have included work with Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Opera Fort Collins, Opera Steamboat, Colorado Pops Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Loveland Opera Theatre, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and Hyperprism Music. Beyond the US, Adam served as a rehearsal pianist and assistant conductor for Opera Orvieto (Italy) and recently completed a trip to Paris and Köln to apprentice with conductor Cristian Măcelaru, the Orchestre National de France, and WDR Sinfonieorchester.
For Adam, music offers insights into the greatest aspects of our shared humanity, and his conviction in the transformative power of music emanates in all that he does, including in his advocacy for music education. Beyond his work with graduate students, music majors, and nonmajors at CSU, Adam has assisted with community programs such as El Sistema Colorado and served as a clinician for honor orchestras and in public schools throughout the country. 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.