A founding member of the Interro Quartet, Adam Despinic is a sought-after violinist and musician in the Greater Toronto Area. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Adam began studying violin at the age of 5. He received his Bachelor of Music in violin performance from McMaster University, studying with Michael Schulte while also leading the Schulte Strings as Concertmaster. Most recently, he completed his Masters of Violin Performance degree at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of acclaimed violinist Marie Berard.
In 2009, he gained recognition as a soloist by winning top prize at the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artists Competition and then gave a rousing performance of Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen, accompanied by the HPO at the Hamilton Place Great Hall. In 2010, he won the Symphony on the Bay Young Artists Concerto Competition and performed Affairs of the Heart by Canadian composer Marajan Mozetich with the orchestra. Most recently, Adam performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra.
As a freelance musician in Toronto, he has performed and collaborated with many local and touring musicians in a wide range of genres, spanning classical to rock. Along with the Interro Quartet, he has shared the stage with members of the Canadian Opera Company and has collaborated with individual artists, such as Father John Misty.