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John Kenneth Adams Collection

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John Kenneth Adams, black and white portrait

     A noted performer of French piano music, John Kenneth Adams has performed the complete piano music of Claude Debussy in cycle, as well as important works by Fauré, d'Indy, Ravel, Chausson, Poulenc and Satie. His debut in London brought him instant recognition as a important artist in the French tradition. Concerts have taken him to 22 foreign countries, including major tours of South America, Italy, and Spain for the United States Information Service. In the USA he has performed recitals at the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, and an all French program at Weill Recital Hall, in addition to many concerts for the Matthay Festival and the Mannheimer Piano Festival. Since 1986 he has made nine visits to South Korea, where he has performed in all the principal cities and given many master classes and lessons. Since the summer of 2004 he has been a master teacher at the Varna International Master Class in Varna, Bulgaria.

     John Kenneth Adams is a graduate of Yale School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, London. His principal teachers include Bruce Simonds, Frank Mannheimer, Hilda Dederich and llonka Deckers. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Piano at the University of South Carolina School of Music in Columbia. A recognized exponent of the teachings of Tobias Matthay, he is in constant demand as a master teacher, judge and lecturer.

Referenced from John Kenneth Adams' Blog


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