DORIS ADAM                    

Doris Adam

doris adamwas born in Vienna and received her first piano lessons at the age of six with Renate Kramer-Preisenhammer, then she studied with Heinz Medjimorec at the Academy of Music in Vienna. Her first public performance with orchestra was at the age of eight years in Vienna.  

1986 - First prize Rudolf Heydner Competition, Vienna 1987 - Bösendorfer Scholarship Vienna  
1989 - Finalist of the „13ème Concours Clara Haskil“, Switzerland  

1992 - Merit Award of the Federal Ministry for Science and Research, Vienna

1993 – First prize Bösendorfer Competition, Vienna  
1994 - Culture Support Award of the city Baden  

2002 - "Pasticcio-Award” of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation for the CD “50 Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli”.  

An internationally successful concert career takes her to many important musical centers such as London, New York, Tokyo, Vienna, Salzburg, Basel, Birmingham, Prague, Milan, Gothenburg, Antwerp, Leipzig, Valencia, Stuttgart, etc.  

Doris Adam performes as soloist with many prominent orchestras such as Symphony Orchestra Basel, Philharmonic Orchestra Flanders, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, I Virtuosi di Praga, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Niedersächsische Philharmonie Hannover, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, City of Birmingham Symphony  Orchestra (CBSO), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Liverpool, Trondheim Symphony  Orchestra, Orquesta de Valencia, etc., under conductors as Walter Weller, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alfred Eschwé, Manfred Honeck, Bernhard Klee, Günther Neuhold, Uriel Segal, Arild Remmereit Andreas Stoehr, Carlos Kalmar, Thomas Roesner, Oldrich Vlcek, etc.  

Since 1983 Doris Adam is a guest at many international music festivals such as Allegro Vivo, Carinthischer Sommer, Bruckner Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Schubertiade Hohenems, Bregenzer Frühling, Bregenzer Festwochen, Wiener Frühlingsfestival, etc.  

Her concert career is also enriched by chamber music performances with eminent musicians including members of the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony Orchestra.  

Since 1985 she regularly performs Duo-recitals nationally and internationally with her sister, the renowned violinist Karin Adam. From 2008 until 2016 Doris Adam (in collaboration with Karin Adam) directed a concert series in Kottingbrunn, near Vienna. 

Doris Adam has released numerous recordings (by Camerata Tokyo) including works for piano solo (compositions by Schumann, Schubert, as well as unknown solo compositons by Alfred Grünfeld, Waltzes by Johann Strauss, Paraphrases by Eduard Schütt and Grünfeld, Variations by Franz Schmidt on a theme of Beethoven, 50 Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli, etc.) and chamber music (trios by Hans Gál, sonatas for piano and violin by Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, Fauré, Grieg, Dvořák. etc.).    

Doris Adam also engages intensively in contemporary music. A CD with the Concerto for Violin and Piano by Richard Dünser (a wellknown Austrian  composer, performed by Doris and Adam Karin and the Wiener Concertverein) and a CD of pieces from Richard Dünser and Gottfried von Einem were released.

Since 1999 Doris Adam directs a piano solo class at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.