From sub-tropical New South Wales to sub-zero Scandinavian winters, Adam has let music guide him to many corners of the globe. Originally from Coffs Harbour, Australia, Adam has travelled to South America, Great Britain, and Europe perfecting his pianism and piano repertoire.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Music with First-Class Honours from the Queensland Conservatorium and a Master’s Degree from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. His main teachers have been Natasha Vlassenko and Erik T. Tawaststjerna. Adam is currently undertaking doctoral studies in the artistic doctoral program at the Sibelius Academy and is supported by a Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship and the Ian Potter Cultural Foundation. He has won various prizes and competitions including the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition in Australia and the Helmi Vesa Piano Competition Finland. Adam’s debut solo CD From Shadows received great praise upon release with Fine Music Magazine awarding the recording five stars.
Alongside his concert engagements, Adam enjoys the multifaceted working-life of a modern musician. He currently works as a piano lecturer at two of Finland’s premier music institutes. Any spare moments that aren’t taken up with cross-country skiing or dog-parenting duties, Adam can be found arranging and composing music or working on the next idea for his forest-piano YouTube series.