Adams plays the cello during a music class. “Playing felt natural,” he said, “everything fell into place.” (Jahi Chikwendiu/Washington Post)

Adams plays the cello during a music class. “Playing felt natural,” he said, “everything fell into place.” (Jahi Chikwendiu/Washington Post)

Amid a life of poverty, the cello became his survival

He knew a life-changing achievement would turn on a single audition.

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