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PERFORMER

Pianist Adam Nielsen enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, collaborator, répétiteur and coach.  His performances have been praised as “deftly and sensitively played” (New York Times), “an emotional account of the score” (Musical America), and “tapping into the emotional core of his audience” (Times Picayune, New Orleans).

Click below or scroll to view Mr. Nielsen's upcoming engagements and to explore audio and video footage of recent performance highlights.

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"GLEEFULLY TRANSGRESSIVE"

“It felt almost transgressive, gleefully so, to hear this and another Bach aria performed in such an old-school way, Nielsen setting about the piano part as if it were a Rachmaninov prelude”

Schedule

SCHEDULE

Mr. Nielsen performs this season with recital partners Davóne Tines and Ryan Speedo Green.

AUSTIN, TX

Ryan Speedo Green

November 23

2023


Austin Opera

NEW YORK, NY

Florencia en el Amazonas

Fall 2023


The Metropolitan Opera

NEW YORK, NY

In Performance with Erin Morley & Lawrence Brownlee

2023

Harlem School for the Arts

CHAUTAUQUA, NY

Coach/Guest Artist

June 2023

The Chautauqua Institute

NEW YORK, NY

Davóne Tines

Thursday, November 3
2022

Carnegie Hall

BALTIMORE, MD

Davóne Tines

Sunday, November 6

2022

Shriver Hall

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"LIQUIFYING."

The meaty portions of the recital filled in the spaces between this light liturgical frame... Thoughtfully toggling back and forth between Baroque and contemporary music, pianist Adam Nielsen aided these shifts expertly, liquifying the Bach slightly here, emphasizing articulation in a gospel accompaniment there... All evening the music was lovely. A beautiful recital. Here the music was its own force, pinning me to my seat and engulfing me.

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WATCH + LISTEN

Prokofiev Piano Concerto 3 with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
00:00 / 29:39
Scriabin 5th Sonata, Staller Center, Stony Brook University
00:00 / 12:16
Rachmaninov & Poulenc
Beethoven Concerto #4 cadenza, Utah State University Symphony
Adam Nielsen - Beethoven op. 90 mvt. 1
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone | "Give Me Jesus" - Moses Hogan
Joyce DiDonato Master Class January 2016: Puccini’s “Donde lieta usci” from La bohème
Musicians from the Met Opera and Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano (Part 3 of 6)
Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla. Ekaterina Tarasova,violin. Andrea Casarrubios,cello. Adam Nielsen,piano.
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