Adam Millstein is a violinist pursuing his Artist Diploma degree at the Colburn School in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Robert Lipsett. Mr. Millstein holds a Master of Music Degree from the Colburn School and a Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Michigan where he studied with Danielle Belen.
He is the Program Manager of the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices. He acted as curator for the Initiative’s 2021 Schulhoff and More project where he organized and performed on filmed recordings of composer Erwin Schulhoff’s music. This music can be found on the Shapeshifter: Music of Erwin Schulhoff album with the Delos label. In 2022, he curated, produced, and performed a filmed concert for the Library of Congress where he had the great honor to record music of Franz Schreker under the baton of Maestro James Conlon. He has also recorded Mieczysław Weinberg’s Piano Trio with renowned cellist Clive Greensmith and pianist Dominic Cheli. He is a passionate advocate for Recovered Voices composers and has presented lecture recitals across the US and internationally. In 2023, he will be a guest speaker at Arizona State University’s Genocide Awareness Week, presenting on the life of conductor/composer Herbert Zipper who was a Holocaust Survivor and ideological forefather of the Colburn School.
Mr. Millstein has also worked alongside artists such as Martin Beaver, James Ehnes, and the Calidore Quartet. Mr. Millstein has a passion for orchestral playing and served as the concertmaster of the Sequoia Symphony. He has acted as guest associate concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony, guest concertmaster of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, guest assistant concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra, and has played as a substitute with the LA Opera. For two seasons, he was the concertmaster of the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra after receiving Aspen’s Orchestral Leadership Fellowship.
Mr. Millstein has frequently collaborated with violinist Sarah Chang. He toured both the US and China accompanying her as a member of an elite string quintet. As a soloist he has appeared with the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra directed by Maestro Bruce Kiesling and across Bulgaria on tours with Maestro Maxim Eshkenazy.
Read more about Mr. Millstein’s work for the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices:
A galvanized generation is recovering music from composers suppressed by the Nazis
Los Angeles Times
A new generation embraces music the Nazis tried to stifle
USC Shoah Foundation