Violist Adam Paul Cordle has distinguished himself as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing in concerts and recitals throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel. He has performed in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as First Prize Winner of the 2011 American Protégé International Competition and in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in the première of Avner Dorman’s Trio for Oud, Viola & Piano. As a soloist, he has been featured by several national orchestras and performs as principal violist of the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he performs in the viola sections of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, and the Shippensburg Symphony Festival Orchestra.
Mr. Cordle teaches at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College, Mount St Mary’s University, Carroll County String Project, and Chamber Music Connection, Inc. He is the founder and director of the Gettysburg Chamber Music Festival, a youth chamber music program for students in south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. In addition to his work as a performer and teacher, Mr. Cordle is a board member and webmaster for the American Viola Society. He is regularly invited to present masterclasses and clinics for elementary, high school, and collegiate students.
Mr. Cordle’s articles have been published in the Journal of the American Viola Society and provide an insight into his current research focus on the accessibility of classical music for contemporary audiences. His primary teachers include Karin Brown (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Phillip Ying (Ying Quartet), Louise Zeitlin (Baldwin-Wallace College), and Deborah Barrett-Price (Chamber Music Connection, Inc). Mr. Cordle has undertaken further studies with Kim Kashkashian, Victoria Chiang, Carol Rodland, Karen Dreyfus, and members of the Ying and Cavani String Quartets and has studied orchestral literature with members of the Cleveland Orchestra and Rochester Philharmonic.
Mr. Cordle earned a Master of Music in Performance & Literature from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Performance & Literature from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is a registered teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.