adrian varela

'Wow! Fabulously different'

'Renaissance man'

'A glowing example of how it is possible to transcend all kinds of boundaries'


'Songs of Isolation' on YouTube

'Songs of Isolation' is a set of 3 Handel arias-come-concerto about lockdown, sung in lockdown, on the subjects of well-being, self-motivation and the joys of spending more time at home. Prior to the making of the film, the musicians involved had not been able to perform together for 8 months due to the pandemic.

The film, directed, produced, filmed and conducted by Adrian and funded by the Arts Council England, features three rising stars of the operatic world: mezzo accompanied by the One Tree Hill Sinfonia. Renown local artists have had their work diegetically integrated into the production.

The film, with director's introduction, can be watched here:

Click here to watch the film




'Laberinto', the world's first Prog-Tango EP, was released online in 2020. 6 tracks effortlessly fuse rock, prog rock, tango, blues, milonga, and modern classical music. Influences range from Beethoven to Piazzolla to Gong.

Published by Human Records

'Variety, virtuosity and subtelty' - Three Choirs Festival




My mission is to better society via meaningful & ethical artistic production, live work and pedagogy.

I've toured the world several times over as a violinist, and recorded for all major film studios over the past 20 years. Alongside diversifying my portfolio into conducting and pedagogy, I've been increasingly involved in video production and cross-media integration. Production work includes video and/or multimedia work for the Philharmonia Orchestra, de Montfort University, Leicester International Jazz Festival, Cultural Exchanges Festival, Three Choirs Festival.

Since the COVID-19 panedmic I've been mostly devoted to video production. I am currently producing, directing and conducting my debut short film, an Arts Council England-funded project, 'Songs of Isolation'.

Conductor & Artistic Director, One Tree Hill Sinfonia

Conductor & Artistic Director, Polish National Youth Orchestra

1st violinist, Philharmonia Orchestra

Director of Music, de Montfort University

MMus University of London

DipRAM (Postgraduate Performance), Royal Academy of Music

LRAM, Royal Academy of Music