Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent pianist with titanic force,” Adam combines a commitment to contemporary music with innovative programming designed to reach new audiences of all types. He performs extensively throughout the United States, as well as Europe. His accolades include being the first American laureate of the Orleans Competition for music composed since 1900 in Orleans, France. As an educator, he has presented guest lectures and masterclasses at a number of prestigious colleges and universities.
The pianist and Director of Artistic Programming for Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble, he designs and presents programs for concert stages, cultural institutions, and educational facilities. Adam frequently collaborates with notable musicians such as mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie, graphic novelist Ezra Claytan Daniels, among many others.