Pianist, Composer and Conductor
Adam Heron is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of today’s foremost young musicians.
Since his critically-acclaimed appearance in 2018 as a piano finalist on BBC Young Musician of the Year, he commands a demanding schedule of international performances and recitals.
He is the 2017 recipient of the Irish Heritage Music Bursary for Performance, which he received following a recital at the Wigmore Hall.
Born in Hong Kong in 1999 of Nigerian-Filipino descent, then adopted into an Irish family, Adam has performed in 15 countries worldwide, including recent solo recitals at music festivals such as the Cheltenham Music Festival, The Cayman Arts Festival and The Aegean Arts International Festival.
In addition to his engagements as a soloist, Adam is a devoted collaborative pianist, composer, and conductor. Recent engagements include a tour of his native Hong Kong with British cellist Jamie Walton, and his New York debut alongside the Nigerian-American soprano Francesca Chiejina. Adam has also performed as a concerto soloist with the Chineke! Orchestra.
Adam has received tuition from prominent pianists including Stephen Hough, Paul Lewis, Anne Queffélec, and John Lill. Generously supported by The Musicians’ Company Young Artists’ Programme and by The Talent Unlimited Foundation, he currently studies with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he holds the Hargreaves and Ball scholarship.