Grammy Award-nominee Adam Neiman is hailed as one of the foremost pianists of his generation. With a distinguished international career and an encyclopedic repertoire that spans more than sixty concerti, Neiman has performed as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Belgrade, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Slovenia, Umbria, and Utah, as well as with the New York Chamber Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. He has collaborated with many of the world’s celebrated conductors, including David Atherton, Jiri Belohlavek, Michael Francis, Giancarlo Guerrero, Theodor Gushlbauer, Carlos Kalmer, Uros Lajovic, Yoël Levi, Andrew Litton, Rossen Milanov, Heichiro Ohyama, Peter Oundjian, Leonard Slatkin, Osmo Vänska, and Emmanuel Villaume. An acclaimed recitalist, Neiman has performed an expansive array of solo recital programs across the major cities and concert halls of Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Neiman makes frequent appearances at prestigious chamber music festivals around the globe, and he was a member of two award-winning ensembles: Trio Solisti and the Corinthian Trio. A prolific composer, Neiman has composed numerous substantial works for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo piano, and voice. His multifaceted career includes prestigious appointments as the Artistic Director of the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont and as a full-time piano faculty member of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He is also the founder and CEO of Aeolian Classics, LLC. His extensive discography includes myriad solo, concerto, and chamber music albums for labels such as Aeolian Classics, Bridge, Lyric Records, Naxos, Onyx, Sono Luminus, and VAI.
Born in 1978, Neiman has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike since his Los Angeles debut at age 11 at Royce Hall. At fourteen, he debuted in Germany at the Ivo Pogorelich Festival, and at fifteen, he won second prize at the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy, the youngest medalist in the competition’s history. In 1995, Neiman also became the youngest-ever winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award, and, in the following year, he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Two-time winner of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Neiman received the Rubinstein Award upon his graduation in 1999, the same year in which he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant. Neiman’s principal teachers have included Trula Whelan, Hans Boepple, Herbert Stessin, and Fanny Waterman.