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NORMAN ADAMS is Principal Cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Artistic Director of suddenlyLISTEN Music. He was a student of Hans Jørgen Jensen, Bernard Greenhouse, and American new music pioneer Pauline Oliveros. He has been guest principal cellist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and has performed both chamber and improvised music throughout Canada, the US, France, and the UK. As an educator, Norman has been a faculty member at Acadia University, among other schools, and has led creative workshops at String Fest at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and in other schools around Nova Scotia.
Norman makes his home in Halifax with SNS principal violist Susan Sayle and their two teenaged sons. Norm’s passion for music is equaled by his love for riding and racing bicycles, and if he’s not playing the cello, or organizing a concert, he’s probably out cycling on the roads and trails of Nova Scotia.