Adam Aleksander has been teaching for over 20 years. He accepts students of all ages and levels, young and adult beginners as well as pianists preparing for competitions and university school of music auditions. His private and university students have excelled in piano competitions and have been accepted into undergraduate and graduate university music programs. Adam Aleksander is the Artistic Advisor for the Chopin Foundation of the Unites States and his recordings are available on his website, adamaleksander (dot com).
Critics have hailed Adam Aleksander’s playing as having “rare finesse…gorgeous sonority and nimble fingers…generous of feeling, mood and tonal resources” (Cleveland Plain Dealer); “(Aleksander) is a consummate pianist…outstanding artist” (Miami Herald); having “phenomenal technique, which allows him to achieve extremely musical ends” (Byron Belt, Newshouse News Service); “…exquisite…subtlety and grace…fire and brimstone…rare depth and substance…introspective… exhilarating!” (Pat Leitch, Coral Gables Gazette), “Aleksander gave a staggering display of his powers at the keyboard” (Artsmart, Durban, South Africa),),“...one of the greatest pianists of his generation…” (Ruch Muzyczny, Warsaw, Poland), “...Aleksander gave a staggering display of his powers at the keyboard. These are among the most difficult piano pieces ever written... (he) produced a breathtaking barrage of double octaves, dangerous leaps and skips, and rapid runs and chords, all this done with the utmost control and poise. A wonderful performance.” (Michael Green, Artsmart, Durban, South Africa).
Born in Edmonton, Canada, Adam Aleksander has been performing to the acclaim of audiences worldwide since his debut with orchestra at the age of fourteen with the Chopin Piano Concerto in E Minor. He has studied with Sergei Babayan at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Regina Smendzianka at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, Ivan Davis at University of Miami (where he earned his doctorate) and Jim Bonn at the University of Southern California. He has performed at festivals in Tokyo, Tours, Atami, Orford, Quebec, Interlochen, Michigan, Cleveland, Miami, Slupsk as well as Antonin, Poland.
He has received top prizes in over nineteen piano competitions, including international competitions in Barcelona, Paris, Salerno, Miami, Edmonton and Palm Beach, and has received prizes for his recordings in competitions in Austin, Texas and Calgary, Canada. In addition, he has been awarded grants from The Canada Council and The Alberta Heritage Trust Fund.
Adam Aleksander has made television, CD, and radio recordings and has performed in Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Poland, South Africa, Scotland, Brazil, Ecuador, Canada and the U.S.
Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland (Regina Smendzianka)
Cleveland Institute of Music, Ohio (Sergei Babayan)
University of Southern California (James Bonn)
Peabody Conservatory of Music (William Doppmann)
University of Miami (Doctorate in Music)
First Prizes and Laureate in major International Competitions in Barcelona, Spain, Paris, France, Salerno, Italy, Palm Beach, Florida, Lawton, Oklahoma, Calgary, Alberta, and Organization of American States, Miami, Florida
National Federation of Music Clubs
National Guild of Piano Teachers
Music Teachers National Association
Chopin Foundation of the US, Artistic Adviser
PO Box 565861
Miami, Florida 33256
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