BIOGRAPHY

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         Adam Zolty first studied composition and piano under his teacher and mentor Iman Habibi for over six years. In 2019, Adam graduated from the University of British Columbia where he received his Bachelors of Music in composition, studying under Dorothy Chang, Stephen Chatman, Keith Hamel, and Jocelyn Morlock. Adam’s music has been performed by many esteemed Canadian ensembles and performers including: NU:BC Ensemble, Turning Point Ensemble, Phoenix Chamber Choir, Vancouver Chamber Choir, the Bergmann Duo, UBC Symphony, the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Heidi Krutzen. Adam’s three movement piece for NU:BC Ensemble called: Three Expressions for Piano Septet, was performed during Vancouver ProMusica's Sonic Boom Festival in 2018 and received the Serge Garant Award for Young Composers at the Socan Awards. Adam joined the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music in 2019, where he has enjoyed composing for their programs ever since. Adam was working on his master’s degree in music composition at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music before the pandemic hit. There he studied under Ted Hearne and Sean Friar. Having grown up with professional dancers in his family, Adam strives to create musical experiences that are in tune with his sensitivities to physical motion, inspiring, and guiding his compositions.

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          Adam Zolty received his Bachelors of Music from the University of British Columbia and was pursuing his master’s degree in music composition at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music before the pandemic hit. There he studied under Ted Hearne and Sean Friar. Adam’s music has been performed by many esteemed Canadian ensembles and performers including: NU:BC Ensemble, Phoenix Chamber Choir, Vancouver Chamber Choir, UBC Symphony, the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Heidi Krutzen. Adam’s piece: Three Expressions for Piano Septet, performed by NU:BC Ensemble, received the Serge Garant Award at the 2018 Socan Awards. Adam joined the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music in 2019, where he has enjoyed composing for their programs ever since. Having grown up with professional dancers in his family, Adam strives to create musical experiences that are in tune with his sensitivities to physical motion, inspiring, and guiding his compositions.

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          Adam Zolty received his Bachelors of Music from the University of British Columbia and was pursuing his master’s degree in music composition at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music before the pandemic hit. Adam strives to create musical experiences that are in tune with his sensitivity to physical motion, inspiring, and guiding his compositions.

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