2014 Artist Spotlight – Adam Golka

Adam Golka

New York based pianist Adam Golka is a good friend of Dakota Sky, and we are incredibly excited to welcome him back for his 6th performance at the Festival. He is no stranger to South Dakota, having also been invited back to perform with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, as well as being the featured artist for the South Dakota Music Teacher’s Association Conference.

Having studied with the likes of José Feghali and Leon Fleischer, Adam spent the summer of 2013 at Marlboro. His 2013/14 season kicked off with a recital at Ravinia, and solo and chamber music concerts at Bargemusic in Brooklyn. He returns to the Fort Worth Symphony for a week of Brahms 2 performances with Joshua Weilerstein, followed by his debut at the New Jersey Symphony playing the Ravel G Major cto. with Music Director, Jacques Lacombe. The Ann Arbor Symphony sees him back for performances of Beethoven 2. We are grateful to have him join us in Sioux Falls this summer!

Adam will be performing an all Chopin solo recital on Thursday, June 19th. He will also present a seminar on Friday, June 20, titled, “Practical Applications of Structural Awareness” about the ways that new listeners to music can learn about the music through its form, and will also join all of our artists in teaching in our Young Artist Program camp for advanced students.

See the full program, and read his full biography, on our 2014 Artists Page.

Below is a recent performance of the Beethoven Sonata Op. 110:

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