Pianist Adam Nielsen, born in Arco, Idaho, has served as pianist, coach, chorus master, and assistant conductor for Juilliard’s Marcus Institute of Vocal Arts since 2011. He coaches song and operatic repertoire and is an advisor to the undergraduate singers. As an opera pianist, he has worked for Harvard’s American Repertory Theater, Aspen Opera Theater, Virginia Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Metropolitan Opera, the Richard Tucker Foundation, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Dallas Opera, and Chicago Lyric and has collaborated with such conductors as Nicola Luisotti, Anthony Walker, Stephen Lord, Gary Wedow, Speranza Scappucci, Emmanuel Villaume, Carolyn Kuan, and Matt Aucoin.
As a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared in concert with the St. Louis Symphony, Utah Symphony, Stony Brook Symphony, the Fry Street Quartet, A Far Cry, Windscape, and in recital with Andres Cardenes, Tamara Mumford, Ryan Speedo Green, Steven LaBrie, Simone Osborne, Davone Tines, Claire DeSevigne, and Ying Fang. Recital appearances include Carnegie Hall, the Frick, Alice Tully Hall, Ravinia Festival, Abravanel Hall, Aspen Festival, Chicago’s Myra Hess Series, and the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek, CO. He has also been a staff pianist with the Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival and the Heifetz International String Institute.
Mr. Nielsen earned degrees in Piano Performance from Utah State University (BM), The Juilliard School (MM), and Stony Brook University (DMA).