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Adam Golka

ADAM GOLKA, PIANO

Sunday, July 7 | 3:00 pm

Page Theatre, Saint Mary’s University
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ARTIST BIO

Polish-American pianist Adam Golka has been regularly on the concert stage since the age of sixteen, when he won first prize at the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition. He has also received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association.

During the 2018 – 2019 season, Adam’s concerto engagements included the Mozart Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491 with the Narodowe Forum Muzyki (NFM) Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, Joseph Swensen conducting; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Symphony in C at the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts; and the Stravinsky Concerto for Two Pianos with pianist Roman Rabinowich in Tel-Aviv at the Israel Conservatory/Eden-Tamir Music Center. The Cliburn Foundation presented Adam in a solo recital at the Kimbell Art Museum, with works by Beethoven, Paderewski, Golka and Chopin. Also in collaboration with the Cliburn Foundation, Adam offered his special education program: “Van Cliburn: An American Hero”, an appearance at the Chopin Society of Texas, Corpus Christi, and a recital at the Chopin Foundation (USA) in Miami, FL.

With his extensive concerto repertoire, Adam Golka has appeared as a soloist with dozens of orchestras. As a recitalist, he has performed scores of solo concerts, among those at excellent venues such as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York, Concertgebouw’s Kleine Zaal, and Musashino Civic Cultural Hall in Tokyo, and at festivals such as Mostly Mozart, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Newport Music Festival and the Duszniki Chopin festival. As a chamber musician, his appearances have included prestigious festivals such as Marlboro, Caramoor, Ravinia and [email protected]

Adam Golka acts as Artist-in-Residence at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN:Sonata No. 8, Op 13 “Pathetique”
BROWN:Folk Variations (2013)
RABINOVICH:“Antiquity” from Memory Box (2017)
BRAHMS:Capriccio, Op. 76, No. 2
Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2
Rhapsody, Op. 119, No. 4
SCRIABIN:Sonata No. 3, Op. 23
PADEREWSKI:Nocturne, Op. 16, No. 4
CHOPIN:Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31
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