Adam May is a Melbourne based musician with a Master of Music (ethnomusicology/musicology) from The University of Melbourne. A Brazilian music expert, Adam is a founding member of two of Melbourne’s premier Brazilian ensembles, ‘Trio Agogo’ and ‘Sexteto Zona Sul’, in which he plays Brazilian seven-string guitar and cavaquinho (Brazilian soprano guitar).
From 2006 to 2008, Adam lived and travelled throughout Brazil researching and performing national and regional styles of music. He has performed alongside prominent Brazilian musicians Roberta Valente, Marcio Bahia and Zé Barbeiro.
In March 2015 Adam’s guitar duo,‘DUO AGOGO’ became the first Australian guitarists to be invited to perform at the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival in Mexico.
In 2016 Adam presented a paper and a lecture-recital about Brazilian Guitar music, at the International Guitar Research Centre in Surrey, U.K.
Adam’s current projects include DUO AGOGO, Trio Agogo and the Yarra Guitar Quartet, along with tutoring and lecturing at The University of Melbourne.