Adam Abeshouse has produced and engineered recordings for labels including Bridge, Telarc, Angel-EMI, SONY, BMG, Naxos, Hyperion, ASV, Arabesque, Cala, Koch International/E1 Music, New World Records, Delos, Albany Records, CRI, Pickwick, Pro Arte, Well Tempered, Centaur, and more, as well as for National Public Radio and the Library of Congress. In 1999, he won a Grammy Award for Classical Producer of the Year, and was nominated again in 2003. Mr. Abeshouse won a second Grammy Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo Performance category for producing and engineering Garrick Ohlsson’s “Beethoven Sonatas, Vol. 3.”
Possessing a broad musical background as a violinist with a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Abeshouse brings a unique set of skills to his producing, engineering, and mastering technique. His career as a performer has included many years with groups such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Ballet Theater, City Ballet, Concordia, The Metropolitan String Quartet, and chamber music festivals from New York to Hawaii. He also appeared as a violinist in the feature films Fame and The Royal Tenenbaums.
The discography of artists that Adam Abeshouse has worked with includes Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, The Academy of St Martins in the Field, Garrick Ohlsson, Richard Goode, Jennifer Koh, Leon Fleischer, Jeremy Denk, Guarneri String Quartet, Juilliard String Quartet, Orion String Quartet, Kronos Quartet, Fine Arts Quartet, English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, The Dallas Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Gary Graffman, Jamie Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joseph Kalichstein, Joel Krosnick, Gilbert Kalish, Simone Dinnerstein, Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Samuel Sanders, Paula Robison, Zuill Bailey, Glen Dicterow, Heidi Grant Murphy, Susanna Philips, Isabel Leonard, Jamie Barton, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Susan Naruki, Bobby White, among others. Composers he has worked with include Milton Babbitt, George Crumb, André Previn, Andrew Imbie, Paul Moravec, Peter Schickele, Charles Wuorinen, Gunther Schuller, Richard Wernick, Steven Hartke, Aaron Jay Kernis, Melinda Wagner, and many others. In a review of the recording of Simone Dinnerstein’s Bach Goldberg Variations Audiophile Audition lauded Mr. Abeshouse, calling him “brilliant.”
In 2002, Adam Abeshouse founded the Classical Recording Foundation to meet the growing need for artists not supported by major labels to be able to record music about which they are passionate. He has been integrally involved in design and project planning for National Sawdust as well as board and funding development.