Trans Atlantic Ensemble
Mariam Adam, a native of Monterey, California is an internationally distinguished clarinetist and a much sought-after chamber musician worldwide. A founding member of the Grammy-nominated woodwind quintet, Imani Winds, she has maintained an active international touring schedule for over 15 years performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Paris’ Cité de la Musique, Beijing Performing Arts Center, Bremer Musikfest, Gent’s Bijloke, Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Hall. The quintet is a pillar in the classical music community, unparalleled in developing the wind quintet to a new level through virtuosity, style, repertoire and engaging programs.
Besides her career with Imani Winds, Mariam has been invited for recitals and chamber music concerts in such prestigious venues and festivals as Chamber Music Lincoln Center, Carnegie Weil Hall, Burlington’s Lane Series, Chamber Music Northwest, Skaneateles Festival, Chenango Festival, Fontana Arts, La Folle Journée Festival in Nantes, Théâtre de l’Archipel in Perpignan, Musica da Curitiba-Brazil, and various festivals and series in the United-States, Europe and South America. As a soloist, she has played with the Sacramento Symphony, the Monterey Symphony and Prince George Orchestra. Her chamber music partners include the Pacifica and Kuss Quartets, the Jerusalem Trio, pianist Eric Le Sage, Paquito D’Rivera, David Shifrin and Yo-Yo Ma.
Her clarinet/piano duo, TransAtlantic Ensemble, an official Steinway Ensemble, specializes in commissions of crossover styles, standard repertoire and presents their concerts in unique formats throughout Europe and the United-States. Their newest album, “Crossing America” (Eroica label) features original works by Paquito D’Rivera, Miguel del Aguila and Imani Winds’ Valerie Coleman and Jeff Scott.
As an educator she has been invited to give master classes throughout the United States, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, London, Costa Rica, Brazil, Colombia, France, China and Germany at the top conservatories.
In 2010 she started the AdZel Duo with clarinetist Stephanie Zelnick performing works celebrating their combined heritage from the Middle East. Their music covers the conflicting yet homogenous cultures through special commissions and master classes on an international scale.
Mariam Adam recorded 7 albums with Imani Winds (Koch Classics, E1°) before being signed by EMI for their exciting wind quintet version of the Rite of Spring which was selected in 2013’s Best of iTunes.
Mariam also appeared in Chick Corea’s “The Continents”, Wayne Shorter’s “Without a Net” and Mohammed Fairouz ‘s “Native Informant”.
Mariam Adam is an exclusive Selmer Artist on the Privilege series and an advocate for the arts as a Board member of Chamber Music America.