'A priceless asset to every music organisation'
Adrián is Director of Music at de Montfort University, Leicester, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Polish National Youth Orchestra. He regularly leads and/or takes part in Philharmonia Orchestra education projects. He has worked extensively in Education in the UK, Poland and in Uruguay with the 'Sistema' National Youth Orchestra.
Adrian believes in creating working environments built on mutual trust, empathy and professionalism. His main goal when working in education is to have the youths arrive at a sense of responsibility and self-worth through achievement, while harmoniously relating to and contributing to the whole.
This holistic apporach reaps both musical and social rewards, which is why he is in such high demad as a pedagogue.
Adrian comes from a long line of socially aware pedagogues, from his great-grandfather Jose Pedro Varela (of $50 Peso currency note-fame), creator of a nation-wide 'secular, free and obligatory' education reform in Uruguay.