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Biography

Pianist and composer Adam Sherkin is a dynamic and versatile musician who commands a multi-dimensional approach to performance and composition: a fusion of classical lineage and modern imagination.

A native of Toronto, Adam graduated from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory and the Royal College of Music, London. He has appeared in performance at the Four Seasons Centre, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, St Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Covent Garden and the Royal Albert Hall. Adam's works have been premiered at the Glenn Gould Studio, The Luminato Festival, the Spotlight Festival (Waterloo), the King’s Lynn Festival (Norfolk), The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), The Warehouse and the National Portrait Gallery in London. Adam is an associate of the CMC and current artistic director of The Sixth Sphere, a contemporary music series based at the Academy of Spherical Arts in Toronto. Upcoming performance engagements include a Canadian premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's Harrison's Clocks at Toronto's X-Avant Festival (October 2010) and the complete piano works of John Adams presented in conjunction with the Canadian Opera Company in February of 2011. 

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