English composer and conductor Adam Pounds was born in London on 25 November 1954. He studied composition, oboe, guitar and conducting at the London College of Music, then studied composition privately with Lennox Berkeley. He later continued his studies at Goldsmiths College in London and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
He is musical director of the Academy of Great St Mary's, based in Cambridge and, nearby, the Stapleford Choral Society.
His output as a composer includes much orchestral music, including The Martyrdom of Latimer, Northern Picture and three symphonies, plus chamber music and music for the voice including an opera, Syn, and the London Cantata.
Spotlight. Interconnected Composers - Geoff Pearce listens to orchestral music by Ravel, Lennox Berkeley and Adam Pounds. 'The Pounds work is a revelation and I would buy this disc just for this alone.'