Dialogues - Adam Vincent Clay
Commissioned by Shawn Renzoh Head in 2018 and completed in 2019, Dialogues is a composition by Adam Vincent Clay. February 28th, 2019 St. Cyril Roman Catholic Church Shakuhachi - Shawn Renzoh Head Piano - Adam Vincent Clay
Adam, composer and pianist, has been playing piano since age 7. He has performed widely in Houston and Oklahoma for many events. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Oklahoma and was awarded as the Outstanding Undergraduate Piano Student his Senior year, in addition to other honors. Adam has studied piano with Dr. Ed Gates, Dr. Jeongwon Ham and Dr, Dean Shank, as well as composition with Dr. Lance Hulme and Dr. Marvin Lamb. During his study with Dr. Ham, Adam was chosen as the only undergraduate to perform in concert with her and two other graduate students in the Amadeus Piano Festival in Tulsa, and the Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum in Norman, Oklahoma. Over the summers in his hometown, Houston, Adam has performed full-length solo concerts, for special events and benefits for charity. In addition to Houston area organizations, special events such as Shell Retirees luncheons and the American Association of University Women Texas Convention, Adam has played for special occasions such as weddings and solo concerts in Houston, Dallas and various other cities. Adam was also chosen to perform in the 2005 Impulse Artist series where pianist Jade Simmons spoke of him as an “emotional virtuoso”. Adam also has a special passion for bringing classical music to the underprivileged and has performed in the past for local Houston homeless shelters as well as given volunteer lessons to residents.