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Adam McMillan

Born in Brisbane, 22-year-old pianist Adam McMillan is currently studying at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the tutelage of Timothy Young. Adam began playing when he was four, and by age sixteen, he had performed as soloist with the Tagiev Chamber Orchestra in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, as well as in China and Estonia. During his school years he received a Licentiate of Music with Distinction, was awarded the Quota Joyce Phillips award by the AMEB, and received 1st prize in the Queensland Piano Competition.

In 2014, Adam completed a Bachelor of Music (Advanced Performance) under the tutelage of Jenni Flemming at the Queensland Conservatorium, where he was a recipient of the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship. He graduated with First Class Honours and a University Medal. During his studies in Queensland, performances included playing in the 4MBS Festival of Classics ‘Beethoven Marathon’, performing as soloist with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, and collaborating with other pianists in the Australian Piano Duo Festival. He also enjoyed performing and recording the works of a number of emerging Australian composers, and recording a CD with cellist Elizabeth Hubbard to raise money for the charity “HeartKids”.

During his time at ANAM, Adam has performed in the Brisbane Baroque Festival, in the Australian Voices series at the Melbourne Recital Centre, in the Canberra International Music Festival, and as soloist with the South Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has performed frequently at ANAM alongside his colleagues, and worked with visiting artists such as Sara Macliver, Wissam Boustany, Penelope Thwaites, David Dolan, Lisa Moore, Kathryn Stott, Richard Gill, and Paavali Jumpannen.

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