Adam Golka, Pianist - Photo Credit: Jeurgen Frank

Adam Golka


Pianist Adam Golka was invited by Andras Schiff to perform a series of recitals under Schiff’s sponsorship in New York (presented by the 92nd St. Y), and in Berlin, Zurich, and at the Ruhr Festival in Germany. Mr. Golka has appeared with symphony orchestras in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New Jersey, Phoenix and, most recently, with the Vancouver, San Diego, Seattle, Richmond, California and Fort Worth Symphonies.  Internationally, he has performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Sinfonia Varsovia, Shanghai Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco, among others, and has played recitals in Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo and at the Wroclaw and at the Duszniki Chopin Festivals in Poland.  His American festival performances have included recitals at Caramoor, Ravinia, Mostly Mozart in New York, the New York City International Keyboard Festival at the Mannes School of Music, Music@Menlo in California, and the Colorado, Grand Teton, and Newport Music Festivals.

A first generation American from a Polish family, Mr. Golka was raised in Texas and studied first with his mother, pianist Anna Golka, and with José Feghali at Texas Christian University.  Following several years of playing professionally, he returned for further studies with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute and, through associations formed at the Marlboro Music School and Festival and Prussia Cove, he has continued to work with mentors such as Alfred Brendel, Murray Perahia, Ferenc Rados, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, and Rita Wagner.  Mr. Golka is a winner of the Gilmore Young Artist’s award and the Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award of the American Pianists Association. He is currently Artist-in-Residence at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
Photo credit: Jeurgen Frank