Adam Scime


As a young composer and performer living in Toronto, Adam Scime has been praised as “a fantastic success” (CBC) and “Astounding, the musical result was remarkable” (icareifyoulisten.com). Adam’s music has been performed widely across Canada, Europe, and Asia. In 2014, Adam’s piece Broken Images was toured across China to various new music festivals by a chamber group of renowned Canadian soloists. His work has received many awards including the 2015 CMC Toronto Emerging Composer Award, The Socan Young Composer Competition, The Karen Keiser Prize in Canadian Music, and The Esprit Young Composer Competition, and first prize in the 2018 Land’s End Composer Competition. Adam was recently selected for the ECM+ 2016 Generations Project during which his piece Liminal Pathways was toured across nine Canadian cities. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra recently selected Adam as a composer in their Next Generation Program and has commissioned him for their 2020/2021 season.

Adam’s music has been performed and commissioned by many renowned ensembles and soloists including Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne, The Esprit Orchestra, Array Music, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, The Hamilton Philharmonic, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie The Gryphon Trio, New Music Concerts, Soundstreams, and The Bicycle Opera Project. As an in-demand double bassist, Adam regularly performs with many of Canada’s leading organizations and ensembles. He has been the Music Director of FAWN Chamber Creative since 2014 where he has conducted many Canadian operatic premieres.