Adam Heron - Piano solo
Time & Location
15 Sept 2022, 13:20
St Ann's Church, 18 Dawson St, Dublin 2, D02 YV57, Ireland
About the Event
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) Arabeske Op. 18
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958) Suite of Six Short Pieces
1. Prelude 2. Slow Dance 3. Quick Dance 4. Slow Air 5. Rondo 6. Pezzo Ostinato
Thomas Arne (1710 - 1778) Sonata No. 3 in G Major
1. Prelude 2. Allegro 3. Minuet
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745 - 1799) Adagio in F Minor
Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) Ballade No. 1 in G Minor Op. 23
Praised by The Sunday Times for the verve and spirit of his performances, Adam Heron is swiftly earning a reputation as one of the most exciting, innovative, and thoughtful pianists of his generation. Winner of the 2020 Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, Adam rose to prominence following his critically-acclaimed television debut in 2018 as a BBC Young Musician piano finalist. Through his unique artistry, coupled with an innate public appeal and flair for communication, he has become a leading ambassador for classical music across the UK and abroad.
Currently in his early twenties, Adam commands a demanding schedule of international engagements, having already performed in fifteen countries worldwide. In 2019 he made his New York debut at The Africa Center on Fifth Avenue, before appearing in Egypt at the Cairo International Center for Arts in collaboration with The British Council. Recent highlights include an extensive tour of India.
Boasting an exceptionally cosmopolitan background, Adam was born in Hong Kong of Nigerian-Filipino heritage shortly after the 1997 Handover from British sovereignty, then adopted by an Irish family. Generously supported by Irish Heritage, The Hattori Foundation, The Keyboard Charitable Trust, The Macfarlane Walker Trust, The Talent Unlimited Foundation, and The Tillett Trust, he is currently pursuing postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr Peter McMurray.