Thursday, Aug. 9: 8 PM
7 PM Preshow Talk (hall doors 6:30)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata N.7 in D major, Op.10, No.3
Michael Brown: 30 Chords for Adam; Antiquity from Memory Box
Adam Golka: Piano Narrative No.1
Ignacy Jan Paredewski: Nocturne, Op.16, No.4; Cracovienne Fantastique, Op. 14, No 6
Frederic Chopin: Fantasy in F mino/A flat Major, Op. 49; Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.30, No 4; Scherzo #2 in B-flat minor/D-flat Major, Op.31
Polish-American pianist Adam Golka was recently selected by Sir András Schiff to perform recitals at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr in Germany, Tonhalle Zürich, as well as in Berlin and New York. Adam 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. With his extensive concerto repertoire, Golka has appeared as a soloist with dozens of orchestras, among those the BBC Scottish, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Milwaukee, Phoenix, San Diego, Fort Worth, Vancouver and Seattle symphonies, among others. Adam made his Carnegie Hall Debut in 2010. 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 (presented by the Musicians Emergency Fund), 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 New York City International Keyboard Festival at Mannes and the Newport Music Festival. As a chamber musician, his appearances have included prestigious festivals such as Marlboro, Caramoor, Ravinia, and Music@Menlo. Adam Golka has premiered solo works written for him by Richard Danielpour, Michael Brown, and Jarosław Gołembiowski.
Since finishing his official studies, Adam has continued his work with great musicians such as András Schiff, Alfred Brendel, Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, Ferenc Rados, and Rita Wagner.
Adam Golka acts as Artist-in-Residence at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
“In Golka’s hands, the work was stunning, a revelation of the composer’s soul.” Chicago Sun-Times
“. . . brilliant technique and real emotional depth . . .”
Aug. 9, 10 am – Classical Kids
Aug. 9, 7 pm – Preshow Talk
Aug. 9, 8 pm – Performance