Sat. Aug 10 8 pm Community Hall – Classical Piano
Pre-show talk at 7 pm – doors at 6:30
Program 2 – Michael Brown and Adam Golka – four hands (program sent)
Since first performing Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas at the age of 18, Adam Golka has immersed himself in studying the master’s works. He has studied with such masters as Sir András Schiff. In 2011, Adam performed a cycle of all five Beethoven concerti with the Lubbock Symphony and he made his San Francisco Symphony debut. Adam Golka was selected by Sir András Schiff to perform a series of international recitals. At the age of 16, Adam 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. Golka’s solo appearances with orchestras have included the BBC Scottish, Atlanta, Houston, San Diego, San Francisco and many more. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2010. Adam’s past appearances as a chamber musician included festivals such as Marlboro, Caramoor, Ravinia, Prussia Cove and he is also a member of the Manhattan Chamber Players. He has performed at festivals such as Mostly Mozart, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival and the Ravinia Festival. Adam has premiered several solo works written for him. In 2017, he released his Schumann album, not only playing solo works but also partnering with soprano Lauren Eberwein. This album was produced by his friends Michael Brown and Roman Rabinovich, whose First Hand albums Adam in turn produced.
“. . . brilliant technique and real emotional depth . . .” – Washington Post
Aug. 9 & 10, 10 am – Classical Kids
Aug. 8, 9, 10, 7 pm – Preshow Talk
Aug. 8, 9, 10, 8 pm – Performance
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