Daria Tedeschi Adams
Education: New England Conservatory of Music; State University of New York /Stonybrook
A founder of Music in the Vineyards, Daria Tedeschi Adams has been a member of the Grammy Award-winning St Paul Chamber Orchestra for over 30 years, preceded by three years in the New American Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of the New England Conservatory and SUNY-Stonybrook, she considers herself a lifelong student always interested in learning or hearing a new piece of music. Her recent interests have turned to arranging and choreographing works, resulting in novel performances of pieces by Bach, Copland, Kevin Puts, Arvö Part and Pablo de Sarasate. Daria enjoys crafting programs that move, inspire, provoke and delight audiences.
Education: The Eastman School of Music; Mannes College of Music
Violist Michael Adams has carved out a unique career that has lead down many roads: as an orchestral player, chamber musician, radio host, writer on music, host of the Minnesota Orchestra’s “Adventures in Music” family concerts, and along with his violinist wife Daria, the founding Artistic Director of Music in the Vineyards. As MITV’s concert commentator and emcee, Michael’s inimitable style — described as “dangerously irreverent” — has become a signature feature of these concerts, while his children, ages 26, 24 and 22, remain baffled that anyone would want to pay to hear their father speak. Michael joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1988 at the invitation of Music Director Edo de Waart following a successful tenure as a Host/ Producer for classical WCAL-FM and later, for Minnesota Public Radio. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Michael is an avid bicyclist who loves canoe camping in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Wilderness Area. Someday, he will own a boat larger than a canoe.