Adam LaMotte is well known to audiences throughout the country as a leader of both period and modern ensembles. He has appeared as soloist, concertmaster, and conductor of numerous orchestras, including the Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle, String Orchestra of the Rockies, Astoria Festival Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the Maggini String Orchestra in Houston. His new CD, The Exquisite Hour, features Romantic works for violin and piano.
As violinist and violist, Adam has been hailed by critics as an “especially compelling” and “superb violinist” with “exceptional talent,” whose performances are “energetic and exquisite.” As artistic director of the Montana Baroque Festival, he brings first-class period instrument performances to the rural Montana community. He has co-founded two critically-acclaimed ensembles, in Portland and in Houston, and continues to produce many chamber music and chamber orchestra performances. In collaboration with ensembles such as American Bach Soloists, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Ars Lyrica, and Chanticleer, Mr. LaMotte performs on period instruments, using a fine Italian instrument made in 1730 by Bernardo Calcagni, for which he is indebted to his generous patrons who made the purchase possible.
Adam was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award, as part of the El Mundo baroque ensemble, and is now Program Director for the Berwick Academy, which guides young professionals in the art of period instrument playing. As Artistic Director of the Montana Baroque Festival, he brings world-class period instrument performances to the rural Montana community. In 2018, Adam founded the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra in Portland.