Adam Gesjorskyj’s experience as a guitarist spans a wide variety of musical styles. Frequently composing, arranging and performing in the fingerstyle acoustic genre, he released his first original recording, entitled Nostalgia, in 2000. As a classical guitarist, Adam has showcased his talents with numerous groups, including Arcady and Duo Acorde, and appears regularly as a solo performer. He frequently takes the stage as a guitarist of popular styles with Allemande, Phill Botting and Williamson Drive.
Adam furthered his classical guitar education at McMaster University under the instruction of celebrated guitarist and pedagogue Jeffrey McFadden. His musicality and technical capacity were immensely refined and expanded over his four years of study with McFadden, during which time he simultaneously earned bachelor’s degrees in Science (Honours Mathematics and Statistics) and Arts (Music, Summa Cum Laude). While continuing his practice and performance in the modern and classical guitar genres, Adam began his self-study of the fingerstyle steel string acoustic guitar style. Tommy Emmanuel, Billy McLachlan and Stephen Fearing have been major influences on his learning, performance and composition of music in this genre.
Over the years, Adam has been honoured to receive several awards of recognition. Among these achievements are two Royal Conservatory of Music Silver Medal Awards, a Patricia Majcher Award for the Arts, numerous awards from local music competitions and a Hamilton Arts Awards nomination as an Emerging Artist. He was also the recipient of a Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Teacher of the Year).