Acclaimed for “dazzlingly displays of hand and ear virtuosity” (Opus One), “technical prowess and uncommon lyricism” (Musical Toronto), Adam Sherkin is a dynamic artist who commands a multi-dimensional approach to performance and composition. Admired for innovative programming and engaging virtuosity, Sherkin has performed at significant venues throughout Canada, the United States and Britain, enjoying recent premieres of his works in the Netherlands and Vietnam.
In 2018, Sherkin founded The Piano Lunaire, a new Toronto-based organization that produces contemporary performances, houses a record label and collaborates with the Canadian musical community at large. Sherkin’s recordings are available on the NAXOS, Centrediscs and Centretracks labels.
A most recent album, Romance From The Coda, comprises the inaugural release from the new Lunaire Records (September 2019). Sherkin’s debut album, As At First, was released in 2012, with critics describing the disc as possessing “energy and panache, craftsmanship and a sense of daring. Sherkin’s music is unmistakably that of a young, living, breathing and very gifted composer” (Exclaim Magazine).
Sherkin’s discography also includes Western Caprices, released in 2015 and Soliloquy – an EP on 45 RPM vinyl – launched in March of 2018.
Adam Sherkin continues to perform traditional and contemporary piano music, including his own, at home and abroad.