Adam Golka – Saturday, June 8, 2024

An intimate evening of world-class classical piano, drinks, and dessert

You are invited to a private recital by the highly in demand Polish-American pianist Adam Golka in our home in New York City.

Adam has been performing regularly on the concert stage for the last 20 years. He has played all 32 of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas in its entirety three times in the recent years. He is one of “Sir András Schiff’s Selects”, and now we have the luck of seeing him perform an all-Brahms program in our intimate setting!

Saturday, June 8 — doors open at 7pm — recital starts 7:30pm — drinks and dessert reception with the pianist afterwards until about 10:00pm. For photos/videos of previous Lilacs events, see here.

To RSVP, go to the Eventbrite page here. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go to the pianist.

About Adam

Born in Texas to a family of Polish musicians, pianist Adam Golka has won widespread critical and popular acclaim with his “brilliant technique and real emotional depth” (The Washington Post).  He has garnered international prizes including the 2008 Gilmore Young Artist Award, first prize in the 2003 China Shanghai International Piano Competition and the 2009 Max I. Allen Classical Fellowship Award of the American Pianists Association. 

Adam first performed all of Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas when he was 18 years-old, and in 2020-2021 he performed the entire cycle at the Bach Festival Society and at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, in socially-distanced and live-stream formats.

Adam’s principal teachers have been José Feghali, with whom he studied at Texas Christian University, and Leon Fleisher, at the Peabody Conservatory. Since finishing his formal studies, Adam has continued to develop his artistry through mentorship from Alfred Brendel, Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, Mitsuko Uchida, Evelyne Crochet, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, and Sir András Schiff, who invited Adam to give recitals at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr and Tonhalle Zürich, for the “Sir András Schiff Selects” concert series.

As a concerto soloist, he has appeared with dozens of orchestras, including the BBC Scottish Symphony, NACO (Ottawa), Warsaw Philharmonic, NFM Leopoldinum, Shanghai Philharmonic, as well as the San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, New Jersey, and San Diego symphonies in the US, among many others.

The program


  • Variations on a Hungarian Song in D Major, Op. 21 No. 2
  • Sarabande in B minor, WoO 5 No. 2; Gigue in B minor, WoO 4 No. 2
  • Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 9
  • Sarabande in A Minor WoO 5 No. 1, Gavotte in A Minor WoO 3 (completed by Adam Golka), Gigue in A Minor, WoO 3 No. 1
  • Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1
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