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ADAM NEIMAN, pianist
Pianist Adam Neiman is recognized as an artist of rare depth, sensitivity and virtuosity. With a repertoire that spans over fifty concertos, Mr. Neiman has performed with the American orchestras of Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, San Francisco, St. Louis and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. He has collaborated with such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Andrew Litton, Yoël Levi, Jiri Belohlavek, Emmanuel Villaume and Peter Oundjian. Known for his diverse recital programs, Mr. Neiman has performed in the major halls of New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Vancouver, Miami, Phoenix, La Jolla, and at the festivals at Ravinia and Caramoor. He has also concertized in France, Germany, Italy and Japan, the latter in which his eight-city tour culminated in his debut at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.
Adam Neiman’s 2006-2007 season highlights include his debut with the Detroit Symphony performing Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto under the direction of Edwin Outwater and two appearances on the Great Performers series at New York’s Lincoln Center. He will record three early Mozart concertos with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and will open Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Winter Interlude at Benaroya Hall with a performance of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
Mr. Neiman has begun to build an impressive discography that commenced with his first major recording, a two-disc set entitled “Adam Neiman Live in Recital,” featuring works by Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Fauré and Rachmaninoff, released by VAI Audio. His second recording for VAI, a DVD/CD entitled “Adam Neiman: Chopin Recital,” was released in November 2006. Future releases include a disc of Mozart’s concertos K. 238, 246 and 271 with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra for VAI and a world-premiere recording of Jennifer Higdon’s Piano Trio for Naxos. Neiman’s playing has also been included on two multi-pianist compilations for VAI: The 2-CD set entitled “Masters of the Keyboard: The Next Generation, Vol. 2,” featuring his live performance of Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Sonata, and a DVD of the same title featuring Mr. Neiman performing his own original composition, Concert Etude, as well as Chopin’s Barcarolle.
Adam Neiman’s radio broadcasts regularly span North American airwaves, including his live performance of the Brahms Rhapsodies, Op. 79 at the Gilmore International Piano Festival on NPR’s “Performance Today,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award. He has appeared on NPR for a special “Milestones of the Millennium” edition exploring Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas, as well as a week-long series of live broadcasts as Artist-in-Residence. A featured artist chosen by the Academy Award-nominated director Josh Aronson, Mr. Neiman was profiled in the PBS documentary film "Playing for Real," which aired worldwide. In addition, he was featured among his fellow Gilmore Young Artist Award winners in a documentary on the Gilmore entitled “In the Key of G,” by the acclaimed director Peter Rosen.
Born in 1978, Adam Neiman has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike since his concerto debut at age 11 in Los Angeles’ Royce Hall. Clavier magazine wrote: "Adam Neiman gave a performance that rivaled those of many artists on the concert stage today...his playing left listeners shaking their heads in disbelief." At 14 he debuted in Germany at the Ivo Pogorelich Festival, and at 15 he won second prize at the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy, the youngest winner in the competition's history.
In 1995 Mr. Neiman also became the youngest ever winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award. The following year he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and went on to make his Washington, D.C. and New York recital debuts at the Kennedy Center and the 92nd Street Y. The Washington Post remarked, “A collection of Chopin’s Waltzes and Nocturnes danced and stormed. This was playing of wisdom and light befitting an artist in the autumn of his career.”
Additionally, Young Concert Artists bestowed upon Mr. Neiman the prestigious Michael’s Award and presented him in a critically acclaimed solo recital at Alice Tully Hall. Two-time winner of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, Mr. Neiman was honored with the Rubinstein Award upon his graduation in 1999, the same year in which he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant.
An avid chamber musician, he became a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II in 2004. He frequently participates in the major chamber music festivals of Belgrade, Caramoor, Korea, Macedonia, Moritzburg, Seattle, Vail and Vancouver as well New York’s Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players series. He has also performed on the San Francisco Symphony Chamber Music Series and the FleetBoston Celebrity Series. Mr. Neiman is a member of the Corinthian Trio with Stefan Milenkovich and Ani Aznavoorian.
In addition to his career as a concert pianist, Adam Neiman devotes time to composition. He has written works for solo piano, voice, chamber ensemble and orchestra. He frequently performs his compositions in recital, and his Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano was premiered at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival.
Adam Neiman is represented by Isabella Puccini at Archetto Artists Management, l.l.c.. For more details and updates, please visit www.adamneiman.com.