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2008 GILMORE YOUNG ARTIST Adam Golka
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 also received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award from the American Pianists Association.
Mr. Golka’s solo appearances with orchestra have included the BBC Scottish, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, and Jacksonville Symphonies, National Arts Centre Orchestra of Ottawa, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic, and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, and more He made his Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium debut in 2010. Past appearances as a chamber musician included festivals such as Marlboro, Caramoor, Ravinia, Prussia Cove, and Music@Menlo, the Frankly Music series in Milwaukee, and many more.
Mr. Golka has premiered solo works written for him by Richard Danielpour, Michael Brown and Jarosław Gołembiowski. His debut album was released in 2014 by First Hand Records. In 2017, he released an album for the same label, playing solo works and partnering with soprano Lauren Eberwein.
Mr. Golka is Artist-in-Residence at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he teaches piano, chamber music, and conducts the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra.