See Pianist Adam Golka on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Port Washington Public Library. Golka will perform selections from Bach, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Lutoslawski.
Praised by The Washington Post for his “brilliant technique and real emotional depth," Golka has won widespread critical and popular acclaim in his relatively short time on the national scene. He has garnered international prizes including the 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Award, first prize in the 2nd China Shanghai International Piano Competition in 2003 and the 2009 Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award of the American Pianists Association.
In 2013 he will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, K.491 with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Riverside County Philharmonic.
Golka has an extensive concerto repertoire, and has appeared as a soloist with the Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Phoenix, San Diego, Fort Worth, Syracuse, Pensacola, Lansing, Knoxville, Albany, South Dakota, and Grand Rapids symphonies, the Grand Teton and Colorado music festival orchestras. Internationally, he has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, and the Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco. He has collaborated with such eminent conductors as Donald Runnicles, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Pinchas Zukerman, Mark Wigglesworth, Michael Christie, Andreas Delfs, Edwin Outwater, David Lockington, Daniel Hege, Julian Kuerti, Michael Morgan, Timothy Muffitt, Ryan McAdams, as well as his brother, conductor Tomasz Golka.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Golka comes from an immigrant family of Polish musicians. After studying with his mother, pianist Anna Golka, he moved to Fort Worth to pursue studies with Jose Feghali at Texas Christian University, and later with Dariusz Pawlas at Rice University. He lives in New York City and frequently travels to Baltimore, where he studies with the legendary Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute.
This Music Advisory Council concert is funded by the Port Washington Library Foundation.