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To handle the highly varied piano chores of this rhapsody requires a soloist of exemplary skill. This was fully realized by the presence of Adam Kent…The Rhapsody’s extensive demands were brilliantly met. His encore the ‘Dance of the Shepherdess’ was a delight.- Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Concerts & Events



SUNDAY MAY 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Gems from the Spanish and Latin-American song repertoire performed by mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna and pianist Adam Kent.

MONDAY APRIL 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Flamenco cantaor Fernando Barros is joined by pianist Adam Kent and percussionist David Bryant in this journey of transformation and metamorphosis between different cultures and artistic traditions as part of Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque's Semana Cervantina.

SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Flamenco cantaor Fernando Barros is joined by pianist Adam Kent and percussionist David Bryant in this journey of transformation and metamorphosis between different cultures and artistic traditions.

SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent works with advanced piano students at the Third Street Music School Settlement in a public forum.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018 at 12 p.m.

"Flamenco: Co-Existence in Music" is a Convivium presentation by Dr. Adam Kent on the history of Andalucia, the development of Flamenco music, and examples of Flamenco inspiration in the piano works of Albeniz and the song arrangements of Garcia Lorca with soprano Colby Thomas.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

The Cat and the Kapellmeister: Pianist Adam Kent offers a lecture/recital on Robert Schumann's Kreisleriana, Op. 16 for the Pompton Valley Music Teachers Association.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.

Pianists Adam Kent, Elena Belli, Claudia Knafo and Alex Yagupsky perform Mack Wilberg's exciting Fantasy on Themes from Bizet's Carmen for 2 pianos, 8 hands on a faculty concert at Manhattan School of Music.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2018 at 1 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent offers students from the Thorton Donovan School a program of solo piano works connected to religious themes by Bach, Albeniz, Liszt and others.

2017

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.

A recital of solo piano works by Spanish composers associated with the United States, including Carlos Surinach, Joaquin Nin-Culmell, and Enrique Granados.

PREMIO INTERNACIONAL DE PIANO FRECHILLA-ZULOAGA November 12-16, 2017 Valladolid, Spain

Pianist Adam Kent serves on the jury of the prestigious international piano competition.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Music at CUUC presents Music Director Adam Kent in an all-Mozart piano recital. The family-friendly event includes performances of sonatas, rondos, variations, and other works by the beloved prodigy from Salzburg as well as an imaginary encounter between Mozart and another favorite son of Vienna, Sigmund Freud.

MONDAY AUGUST 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent and violinist Elena Peres team up in Johannes Brahms's Piano Trio No. 2 in a festival Faculty Chamber Music Concert. Cellist and rest of program tba.

SUNDAY JULY 23, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert of the Cursos de Verano, including Mendelssohn’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in D Minor, Op. 49 with violinist Alexander Detisov and pianist Adam Kent. Cellist and remainder of program tba.

ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL DE MUSICA July 20-30, 2017 Oviedo, Spain

Pianist Adam Kent teaches and performs at this prestigious international music program.

FRIDAY JULY 16, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Lecture-recital by Adam Kent on Spanish music from the entire Iberian peninsula, including works by Mompou, Albeniz, Granados, and Turina.

THURSDAY JULY 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Schumann’s Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 47, with pianist Adam Kent, violinist Gary Kosovski, cellist Shmuel Magen, and violist Daniel Lorenzo (others works and performers tba).

THURSDAY JULY 13, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Brahms’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108, with violinist Gary Kosloski and pianist Adam Kent (others works and performers tba)

BURGOS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL July 12-19 2017 Burgos, Spain

Gifted music students from around the world study with distinguished musicians, compete in competitions, and offer public performances. Nightly concerts by faculty artists, including Dr. Adam Kent.

SUNDAY JULY 9 2017 at 5 p.m.

Spanish Music Extravananza: A concert with pianists Adam Kent and Jason Cutmore of beloved solo and duo piano works by Spanish composer Enrique Granados, with tapas, wine, and desserts during intermission.

SATURDAY JULY 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

What Good are Artists Anyway? A musical mélange & desultory panel discussion for the fatally curious, moderated by Jason Cutmore with pianists Timothy Anderson, Dr. Lynn Hughey Engelbert and Rick Phillips. Works by Bach, Soler, Halffter and others.

ALBERTA PIANOFEST July 6-10, 2017 Alberta, Canada

Gifted piano students from around the world study with leading pianists and pedagogues in the idyllic setting of the Canadian Rockies. Concerts, galas, and panel discussions provide are open to the general public.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2017 7 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent performs Tania Leon's "Homenatge", composed for him in honor of the Xavier Montsalvatge centennial in 2012, as part of "Fashionable Muses", a multi-media collaboration at F.I.T. Visit http://www.composersnow.org/cn/2017/fashionable-muses/ for more details.

TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2017 7 p.m.

Pianist and SUNY Oneonta faculty member Adam Kent performs works by Spanish composers in a multi-media celebration, which includes also a slideshow by Ian Cheyne and readings of Spanish-language poetry and composers' letters by Waldo Espinosa, Kayla Belush, and Elia Tanzer.

FRIDAY APRIL 7, 2017 8 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent performs works by Albeniz, Granados and Turina as part of an international conference on the Malaguena and Zapateado at the University of California at Riverside.

SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 2017 at 1 p.m.

Music at CUUC presents Friends of CUUC with pianist Adam Kent, soprano Anna Tonna, violinists Elena Peres and Claire Chan, and cellist Sibylle Johner.

MONDAY JANUARY 9, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Pianist Adam Kent interviewed by Michael Dandry on WVOX Radio 1460 AM.

2016

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Excerpts from Shostakovich's Aphorisms, Op. 13 and Preludes Op. 34 performed by Adam Kent at the CUNY Graduate Center as part of Richard Taruskin's lecture entitled "The Many Dangers of Music"

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent joins colleagues Jose Menor, Jose Ramon Mendez, and Isabel Perez Dobarro in a panel discussion on the piano music of Enrique Granados.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent participates in a panel discussion on Spanish composer Enrique Granados with colleagues Isabel Perez Dobarro, Jose Menor, and Jose Ramon Mendez.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

A fundraising event for the after-school music program including a guest appearance by pianist Adam Kent.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Violinist Elena Peres and pianist Adam Kent play Mozart's Violin and Piano Sonata in G Major, K. 301 at the Roerich Museum in Manhattan.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2016 at 1 p.m.

As part of the congregation's recent commitment to Black Lives Matter, Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation's Music Director Adam Kent presents a program of works inspired by African-American musical traditions and interviews composer Tania Leon.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2016

Long noted for his expertise in the Spanish repertory, pianist Adam Kent returns to Princeton Windrows in a program of works by three of Spain's greatest composers.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2016

Ladies First celebrates the music of women immigrant composers to the U.S. Music, Art, Video and Performances by Lynn Bechtold, Svjetlana Bukvich, Valerie Dee Naranjo, Jennifer DeVore, Marija Ilic, Adam Kent, Tania León, Nika Leoni, Cecilia Mandrile, Jessica Meyer, Tamar Muskal, Milica Paranosic, Kamala Sankaram, Michiyo Suzuki, Mioi Takeda, Karen Tanaka and Keve Wilson.

TUESDAY AUGUST 9, 2016

A performance of Dvorak's Piano Quartet in Eb Major with pianist Adam Kent, violinist Cyrus Forough, violist Joseph Kauffman, and cellist Emanuel Gruber at the Summit Music Festival at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.

SUNDAY JULY 24, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Program of solo, chamber, and vocal works by the faculty of the Cursos de Verano of the Fundacion Princesa de Asturias with pianist Adam Kent and others.

ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL DE MUSICA July 21-31, 2016 Oviedo, Spain

Pianist Adam Kent teaches and performs at the Cursos de Verano of the Escuela de Musica of the Fundacion Princesa de Asturias in Oviedo, Spain.

THURSDAY JULY 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Annual Faculty Concert of the Burgos Music Festival in the splendid Teatro Principal, including Faure's Piano Quartet in C Minor.

WEDNESDAY JULY 13, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert including Brahms's Cello Sonata No. 2 with Shmuel Magen and Adam Kent.

SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Adam Kent provides bi-lingual comments and a complete performance of Granados's Goyescas in honor of the centenary of the composer's death.

BURGOS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL July 8-19, 2016 Burgos, Spain

July 8-19, 2016 BURGOS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL - BURGOS, SPAIN http://www.burgosmusicfestival.com/  

FORUM MUSIKAE FESTIVAL July 2-9, 2016 MADRID, Spain

July 2-9, 2016 FORUM MUSIKAE FESTIVAL - MADRID, SPAIN www.forummusikae.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Pianist Adam Kent participates in a Spanish-language panel discussion presenting Miriam Perandones new edition of the letters of Enrique Granados at NYC's Instituto Cervantes.

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 at 8 p. m.

Pianist Adam Kent plays the complete solo piano music of Cuban composer Tania Leon, preceded by a lecture by Dr. Leon at 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 AT 10:00 a.m.

The Music Educators Association of New Jersey presents Adam Kent in a lecture-recital on the Lyric Pieces of Edvard Grieg.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016 AT 2 p.m.

Violinist Alejandro Mendoza and Adam Kent team up in popular works by Mozart, Franck and Brahms to honor the memory of Clarice Wilson, Music Librarian of the White Plains Public Library for many years.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 AT 3 p.m.

Adam Kent performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459 with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey conducted by Maestro Robert Butts.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 AT 5 p.m.

5@5, the wonderful new series of solo piano recitals curated by Mirian Conti, presents Adam Kent, Vanessa Perez, and Jose Menor in a program featuring the complete Goyescas of Enrique Granados, in honor of the centenary of the composer's death at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan. See http://www.adamkentmusic.com/granados-celebration/ for more background, and stay tuned for more details.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016

Adam Kent presents "Granados’s Piano Trio: Harbinger of Masterworks To Come" at an international symposium at the CUNY Graduate Center commemorating the centennial of the death of Enrique Granados.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016 AT 10:30 a.m.

The Pompton Valley Music Teachers Association presents Adam Kent in a lecture-recital on the piano music of Enrique Granados, in commemoration of the centennial of the composer's fateful journey to the U.S. in 1916. More info at http://www.adamkentmusic.com/granados-celebration/.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016 AT 1:30 p.m.

After attending the premiere of his opera "Goyescas" at the Met, Enrique Granados and his wife perished at sea, when their boat was torpedoed by the Germans in the English Channel. Program includes works for solo piano, piano duo, and piano by the great Spanish composer. More info at: http://www.adamkentmusic.com/granados-celebration/. Family-friendly pre-concert talk at 1pm.

2015

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015 AT 3 p.m.

Wednesdays at Windrows presents Adam Kent in a program of piano works by Edvard Grieg, including several of the composer's Lyric Pieces as well as the Ballade in g minor, Op. 24. Dr. Kent also offers commentary on Grieg's music.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015 AT 1:30 p.m.

Pianist and CUUC Music DIrector Adam Kent in a solo program of works by Unitarian composers, including Edvard Grieg, Bela Bartok, and Arthur Foote. Family-friendly pre-concert talk at 1pm.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 AT 2 p.m.

The Scarsdale Woman's Club presents Adam Kent in a solo recital as part of its Wednesday Program series.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015 AT 6 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, with cellist Emanuel Gruber and pianist Adam Kent. Other works and performers tba..

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2015 AT 8 p.m.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert, including Beethoven’s Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 "The Ghost", with pianist Adam Kent, violinist Elena Peres, and cellist Emanuel Gruber. Other works and performers tba..

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015 AT 2 p.m.

The Soul of the Piano: Pedaling, Historical Considerations, Notational Issues, Special Techniques. A masterclass for Summit Festival piano students by Adam Kent, open to the public.

CONTACT


For more information and booking, please email:

adamkentpianist@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHY



Formal Shots: Michael Dames and James Keyser
Candid Shots in Spain: Joel Weinberg
Candid Shots of Damocles Trio: Sibylle Johner
Carnegie Hall Shots: Young Jang