Polish-American pianist ADAM GOLKA first performed all of Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas when he was 18 years-old, and he returned to the complete cycle in 2020-2021 for performances in NYC, Orlando, and Houston. He also presented all-Beethoven live streams for presenters in Ventura, El Paso, Sitka, Spokane, and the Library of Congress. Adam’s performances and presentations were complemented by 32 short films he created, known as ’32@32″ (available on YouTube), featuring not only conversations with legends such as Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher, but also connecting the Sonatas to other disciplines through dialogues with an astrophysicist, philosopher, magician, painter, and a child, to name only a few special guests.

As a concerto soloist, Adam has appeared as soloist with dozens of orchestras, including the BBC Scottish Symphony, NACO (Ottawa), Warsaw Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, as well as the San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, New Jersey, and San Diego symphonies. In 2014-2015, Adam performed recitals as part of the “Sir Andras Schiff Selects” project at Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Essen), Tonhalle Zürich, Maison de France (Berlin), and 92Y Subculture (NYC). Adam has also performed solo recitals at Alice Tully Hall (NYC), Concertgebouw Kleine Zall (Amsterdam), Musashino Hall (Tokyo), and for Cliburn at the Kimbell. Chamber music is an integral part of Adam Golka’s musical life. He performs frequently with the Manhattan Chamber Players and he is a regular of the Krzyżowa-Music “Music for Europe” festival.