As an opera pianist, Adam Nielsen has worked for Harvard’s American Repertory Theater, Aspen Opera Theater, Virginia Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Richard Tucker Foundation, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Dallas Opera, and Chicago Lyric. He has collaborated with conductors including Nicola Luisotti, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Emmanuel Villaume, Anthony Walker, Carolyn Kuan, Stephen Lord, Gary Wedow, Speranza Scappucci, Anne Manson, and Matt Aucoin.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Adam has appeared in concert with the St. Louis Symphony, Utah Symphony, Stony Brook Symphony, the Fry Street Quartet, A Far Cry, Windscape, and in recital with Andres Cardenes, Tamara Mumford, Ryan Speedo Green, Steven LaBrie, Simone Osborne, Davone Tines, Claire DeSevigne, and Ying Fang. Recital appearances include Carnegie Hall, The Frick, The Kennedy Center, St. Louis Celebrity Series, Boston Celebrity Series, Houston DaCamera, Alice Tully Hall, Ravinia Festival, Aspen Festival, Chicago’s Myra Hess Series, and the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek, CO. He has been a staff pianist with The Steans Institute of the Ravinia Festival, and The Heifetz International String Institute. Since 2011, he has been a member of the vocal arts faculty at the Juilliard School, where he is currently principal coach and music advisor to the masters-level singers.
Adam earned degrees in Piano Performance from Utah State University (B.M.), The Juilliard School (M.M), and Stony Brook University (D.M.A.).
He is from Arco, Idaho.