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Currently residing in Finland, Adam Zolty is an international contemporary composer. Performed by many esteemed ensembles and instrumentalists throughout Canada, USA, and Europe, Adam's music is inspired by theatre, visual art, and the physical movements of dance. Adam is also a visual artist and founder of The Portrait Project.

Photo cred. John Grayson

Finland: 358 45 113 6450


Kyle Bruckmann performs Rise (2023) - a piece for Oboe and Fixed Electronics

Thank you, Kyle for your amazing performance.  It has been such a wonderful experience working with you and collaborating on this special project. This was so much fun to put together! Thank you, Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music for this composition opportunity and generous support along the way. 

Thank you as well to Gabriela Lena Frank, Stephanie M. Neumann, Daina Zolty, and Charlotte Han, for your help in making this project and video possible. 


Performance Note:


"...Rise! Unveil yourself! Its time!"



Kyle Bruckmann Premieres RISE
World premiere of "RISE" for oboe and fixed media performed by Kyle Bruckmann in Stockton, CA @ University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music Recital Hall. RISE was generously commissioned by the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music in partnership with Kyle Bruckmann. Click here for more information. Premiere: 7:30pm PST 03/10/2023. 
Classical Sound Room: Monica Chew & Otis Harriel
"Through the Rapids" has its second perfomance in Oakland, CA @ The Sound Room with Monica Chew on Piano and Otis Harriel on Violin. Click here for more information.  Performed 27/11/2022. 
Online Video Premiere of  "Fast Forward"
World premiere of "Fast Forward" - a piece for violin and fixed electronics performed by Hannah Kennedy as part of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music's Virtual Artist Partnerships Program (VAPP 2021/22). 
Premiered: 01/06/2022  
Online Video Premiere of "Through the Rapids"
World premiere of "Through the Rapids" - a piece for Piano and Erhu perfomed by PEP Piano and Erhu Project: Nicole Ge Li (Erhu) and Corey Hamm (Piano) on behalf of the Canadian Music Centre's Elliot Weigarber Workshop Project 08/07/2021
Online Video Premiere of "I walk slowly"
World premiere of "I walk slowly," - a piece for Soprano and Viola  perfomed by Iris Bečaj and Anju Goto 21/11/2020
Monica Chew Hot Air Music Festival
Monica Chew performs Piano Etude No. 1 "Drum Kit" at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Recital Hall as part of the Hot Air Music Festival 01/03/2020. Watch Here
University of Southern California Composers Showcase Concert 
World premiere of Two Studies for Piano,  perfomed by Coen Hakeboom 
 @ USC Newman Recital Hall in Los Angeles, CA. 10/11/2019
GLFCAM Cycle 8 Concert
World premiere of Variations on Angry Themes,  perfomed by Leo Eguchi  on Cello and Haruka Fujii on percussion. @ Paul Dresher Studios in Oakland CA. 02/09/2019
Serge Garant Award for Young Composers

Three Expressions for Piano Septet was awarded the Serge Garant Award for Young Composers at the 2018 Socan Awards. 28/08/2018

Vancouver Women's Society of Music Concert
--The amazing UBC pianist Markus Masaites will perform my Piano Etude No. 1 again alongside other great solo and chamber music repertoire. 
Unitarian Church of Vancouver (949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver); Wednesday April 11th 2018, 11am
Nu:BC Ensemble at the Vancouver Pro Musica 2018 Sonic Boom Festival
--World Premiere of  my "Three Expressions for Piano Septet"
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour St. Vancouver); Sunday March 25, 7:30pm
UBC Piano Premieres Project
--The first premiere performance of my Piano Etude No. 1
UBC Roy Barnett Recital Hall; Sunday March 18, 2018, 7pm
UBC Contemporary Players Ensemble
--Second premiere of "Toys" for Piano and Violin
UBC Roy Barnett Recital Hall; Friday, February 10, 2018, 12pm
UBC Contemporary Players Ensemble at the West Coast Student Composer Symposium
--World premiere of "Toys" for Piano and Violin
University of  Victoria; Friday, January 26, 2018, 1:30-2:30pm
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