Selected Alumni Bios

Adam Marks

Praised as an “excellent pianist” with “titanic force” (New York Times), Adam Marks is an active soloist, chamber musician, and educator. He has appeared as soloist with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and at notable venues including Salle Cortot, Carnegie Hall, Miller Theatre, Logan Center for the Arts, Millennium Park, Ravinia, and the New World Symphony Stage. He was a laureate of the 2008 Orleans Competition for contemporary music in Orleans, France. After serving as Pianist and Director of Artistic Programming for Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble from 2007-2012, Adam now works as the Artistic Director of Chamber Music Programs at the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City, the oldest community music school in the country. He is also on faculty at the New Triad for Collaborative Arts, and has held teaching positions at Carthage College, NYU Steinhardt, the fresh inc festival and New Music On The Point. He has given guest lectures and masterclasses at Yale, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern, Mannes, SMU, CU Boulder, and The Colburn School. He holds an undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, a Masters from Manhattan School of Music, and a Ph.D. in Piano Performance from NYU Steinhardt. Adam proudly plays Yamaha pianos and Schoenhut toy pianos. @newmusicker