Adam Roberts' music has been recently performed by ensembles and individuals such as the Arditti Quartet, JACK Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Le Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Ensemble FA, Garth Knox, and Gabriela Díaz, and at festivals such as Wien Modern (Vienna), Musique Biennale en Scene (Lyons, France), and the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (Boston), about which The Boston Globe wrote, "Some favorites were Adam Roberts’s jagged, insistent quartet Pulse Satellite"
Roberts studied composition at the Eastman School of Music (BM), Harvard University (PhD), and in Vienna at the University for Performing Art and Music (Postgraduate Diploma), where his primary teachers included David Liptak, Augusta Read Thomas, Martin Bresnick, Bernard Rands, Joshua Fineberg, Julian Anderson, and Chaya Czernowin.
Roberts is active as an advocate for new music, serving as the Artistic Administrator for the Callithumpian Consort, and as a charter member of the Score Board, a composer advocacy group affiliated with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Awards for Roberts' music include an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, the Bernard Rogers Prize (Eastman), a prize from the Willow Flute Ensemble Competition, the New York Bohemians Prize (Harvard), a Sheldon Traveling Fellowship for studies in Vienna from Harvard University, a commission from the Hanson Institute for American Music, he is a Le NEM 2008 Forum laureate, and "Strange Loops" was performed at the 2009 ISCM “Listen to the World” Festival in Göteburg, Sweden. Roberts also received the 2010 Blodgett Quartet prize, the 2010 Earplay Donald Aird Memorial prize, the Christoph and Stefan Kaske fellowship award from the 2010 Wellesley Composers Conference, and was a winner of the 2010 Association for the Promotion of New Music call for scores.
In Spring, 2010, Roberts will join the faculty at Istanbul Technical University's Center for Advanced Studies in Music.