A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Adam Pandolfi holds a Bachelor’s degree in
Psychology from Auburn University. While attending college he was named the Principal Horn
of the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra as well as the fourth horn of the Columbus (GA)
Symphony Orchestra. Since completing his degree he has performed regularly with both the
Alabama and Atlanta Symphonies in a wide variety of roles. These performances have included
tours and recordings of major works. After a twenty year freelance career, he won a full-time
position with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in 2021.
From 2008 to 2010 Adam was the Acting Principal Horn of the Atlanta Opera and, in
2009, he won the position of Principal Horn with the Columbus (GA) Symphony, a position he
still holds. In the summer of 2012 he traveled to Romania where he, alongside his father, David,
was featured as a soloist with the Filarmonica De Stat Sibiu. Adam has performed with a
number of other ensembles, including the Florida Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the
Chattanooga Symphony, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, he
holds adjunct positions as the horn instructor at Troy University and at the University of
Adam has studied the horn with his grandfather Nedo Pandolfi, as well as Richard
Sebring, Brice Andrus, Kevin Kozak, and William VerMeulen, but his primary teacher and
principal influence has always been his father, David Pandolfi. He is currently pursuing an
MBA from the Collat School of Business at UAB, a degree which will allow him to work as a
business and finance consultant.
Adam resides in Birmingham with his wife Mary, a cellist in the ASO, and their son.