Adam Kośmieja gained reputation as one of the most innovative and sought after Polish pianist. Called a musical chameleon, he easily and successfully performs both the classical repertoire and the broadly understood new music with the use of multimedia and electronics.
2023 season highlights include: Chinese recital tour (Shandong Grand Theater, Shanghai Poly City Theater, Guotai Arts Centre - Chongqing, Beijing National Library Arts Centre, Chengde Grand Theater), Norwegian premiere of Agata Zubel's Chamber Piano Concerto at GriegHallen in Bergen, artistic residency with Adam's trio Flow Unit 3 at The Royal Academy of Music in London and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
2023 season highlights include: Chinese recital tour (Shandong Grand Theater, Shanghai Poly City Theater, Guotai Arts Center in Chongqing, Beijing National Library Arts Centre, Chengde Grand Theater), Norwegian premiere of Agata Zubel's Chamber Piano Concerto at GriegHallen in Bergen, artistic residency with Adam's trio Flow Unit 3 at The Royal Academy of Music in London and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Adam is a signed Warner Music Artist. His discography perfectly reflects his wide spectrum of artistic inspirations f.e.: adventure with classicizing jazz - Tribute to Gulda (Warner Classics), complex contemporary piano concerto by Elżbieta Sikora with Sinfonia Varsovia under Bassem Akiki (ANAKLASIS), electroacoustic journeys for piano and electronics with Stefan Węgłowski (KAIROS).
As an ambassador of new music, Adam enjoys great popularity among leading contemporary composers. Projects and commissions came from among others:
Pierre Jodlowski, Francesco Filidei, Agata Zubel, Stefan Weglowski, Ye Xiaogang, Phil Cashian, Joe Cutler, Jerzy Kornowicz, Elzbieta Sikora, Philippe Manoury.
Adam deeply explores the contemporary music world with his trio Flow unit 3 (Anna Kwiatkowska-violin, Mikolaj Palosz-cello).
Adam gives concerts extensively in Poland and abroad. His activities has led him to concert halls in almost 20 countries in North America, Europe and Asia, including: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Shenzhen Concert Hall in China, Warsaw Philharmonic, National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Great Amber Hall in Latvia and many more. He performed under the baton of, among others: Jacek Kaspszyk, Muhai Tang, Vimbayi Kaziboni, Eiji Oue, Alexander Liebreich, José Maria Florêncio, Michal Klauza, Bassem Akiki, Szymon Bywalec, Wojciech Michniewski, Pawel Kapula, Tiberiu Soare, Jakub Chrenowicz.
In 2022 Adam made his debut in Latvia performing with Kremerata Baltica - one of the world's leading chamber orchestra's founded and led by Gidon Kremer - celebrating their 25th anniversary.
His studies were with Ludmila Kasyanenko, Jerzy Sulikowski, Solomon Mikowsky and Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron. Adam is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and The Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz - Poland, where he is currently a Piano Faculty member.
[…] The piano alternates between simple lyricism and dissonant, thundering chords, some of them tone clusters made by using the lower arm and elbow to play all the notes within a specified range. Yet there’s a haunted, anguished quality now and then, particularly evident in a performance by pianist Adam Kośmieja […]
[…] The pianists shows a good sense of humor and superb rhythmic control in the Fugue. Notice the careful balance between the hands and how the difficult bass line never overtakes the clarity of the contrapuntal writing […]
The Classic Review
[…] Tribute to Gulda is an extremely interesting album recorded by the Polish pianist Adam Kosmieja, which includes improvised works by Friedrich Gulda, a mix of jazz, baroque and classicism.
[…] Adam Kośmieja's interpretations have a similar brilliance to the performances of the composer himself […]
[…] Kośmieja charmed with the gradation of dynamic plans. Finally, in Etude-scherzo, he once again shone with his dazzling technique. The whole thing came together so well that encores were not needed […] Enthusiastic cheers of the audience after the last sounds were fully deserved[…]
[…] Pianist Adam Kośmieja does an extraordinary job of playing this music