Adam Neiman

Adam Neiman
Assistant Professor of Piano
Chicago College of Performing Arts
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About Me

Adam Neiman is hailed as one of the premier pianists of his generation, praised for possessing a truly rare blend of power, bravura, imagination, sensitivity, and technical precision. With an established international career and an encyclopedic repertoire that spans more than sixty concerti, Neiman has performed as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Belgrade, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Minnesota, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Slovenia, Umbria, and Utah, as well as with the New York Chamber Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. He has collaborated with many of the world’s celebrated conductors, including Jiri Belohlavek, Giancarlo Guerrero, Theodor Gushlbauer, Carlos Kalmer, Uros Lajovic, Yoël Levi, Andrew Litton, Rossen Milanov, Heichiro Ohyama, Peter Oundjian, Leonard Slatkin, and Emmanuel Villaume.

A highly-acclaimed recitalist, Neiman has performed in most of the major cities and concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. His European solo engagements have brought him to Italy, France, Germany, the U.K., and Japan, where he made an eight-city tour culminating in his debut at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.

Neiman has recorded extensively for Lyric Records, VAI, Bridge Records, Naxos, Sono Luminus, Onyx, and Aeolian Classics. Upcoming releases include a three-disc set of the complete Preludes and Études-Tableaux of Rachmaninoff for Aeolian Classics, as well as a two-disc set pairing Beethoven's Diabelli Variations and Hammerklavier Sonata for Sono Luminus.

Adam Neiman has been appointed as the Artistic Director of the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont, and he is founder and CEO of Aeolian Classics, LLC. Mr. Neiman joined the full-time faculty of the Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2015 as Assistant Professor of Piano.

Topics of Expertise
  • Concert PianistAdam Neiman has performed globally as a concert pianist for thirty years, with a wide-ranging repertoire spanning dozens of solo recital programs, more than sixty concertos, and nearly all standard chamber music works. A prolific recording artist, Neiman has recorded for Naxos, Bridge, VAI, Onyx, Sono Luminus, Aeolian Classics, and Lyric Records.
  • ComposerA composer of symphonic works, chamber music, art songs, and instrumental solos, Adam Neiman is a prolific composer of neo-tonal music.
  • Professor of Piano PerformanceAdam Neiman, Assistant Professor of Piano Performance, teaches undergraduate, graduate, and diploma students at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Professor Neiman has taught at the CCPA for three years, and has maintained a private teaching studio for over fifteen years.
  • Professor of Comprehensive Keyboard LiteracyAs co-author of Comprehensive Keyboard Literacy, Professor Neiman teaches piano performance majors all aspects of piano technique and keyboard musicianship, using the book "On Piano Playing" by György Sandor (one of Neiman's teachers at Juilliard) as the course textbook.
  • Chamber Music CoachAdam Neiman offers his expertise in chamber music performance to young chamber ensembles at the CCPA, acting as a coach for wind, string, and piano ensembles.
  • Artistic Director, Manchester Music FestivalAdam Neiman has been appointed the Artistic Director of the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont, a summer festival presenting seven weeks of chamber music concerts, an orchestral concert, and an opera scenes concert featuring the Lindemann Young Artists of the Metropolitan Opera. In addition, and very centrally to MMF's mission, the festival provides a six-week long chamber music immersion for exceptional young artists, via its fully-funded Young Artist Program.
  • CEO of Aeolian Classics, LLCAeolian Classics is a new record label and music publisher, dedicated to the task of promoting deserving talent in the steadily narrowing field of commercial recordings. Adam Neiman founded the company in 2014, and the label is about to release its second major record. In addition, Aeolian Classics will be offering a record contract to the winner of the Emerging Artist Competition at the CCPA.
  • Aeolian Classics Emerging Artist Award CompetitionThe CCPA and Aeolian Classics are teaming up in creating a competition for CCPA students, open to any instrument (except voice) or ensemble. The winner of the competition will receive a record contract for one commercially released CD, and all five finalists will be promoted in performances throughout Chicago. The inaugural competition takes place from January 12-15, 2017. Adam Neiman founded the award, and will serve as President of the Jury.
  • CAMTA Vice President of Online OperationsAdam Neiman currently serves as the Vice President of Online Operations for the Chicago Area Music Teachers Association.
  • Roosevelt University SenatorAdam Neiman currently serves on the RU Senate, representing the CCPA.
  • Piano Performance — The Juilliard School