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Adam Ali was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He first studied the piano at the age of six with his grandmother, Lalan Parrott, herself a pupil of Rosina Lhevinne. After five years, Adam entered the Preparatory Division of Mannes College, joining the studio of Irina Edelman. At the same time, he attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia School of the Arts, and graduated from both schools with honors. In 2013, Adam enrolled at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance, studying with Dr. Donald Pirone.

Adam has given numerous solo and chamber performances in the New York City area, in such venues as Mannes Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. At Queens College, Adam was the recipient of several awards and scholarships, and he gave a number of recitals in the esteemed LeFrak Concert Hall, where his programs included such works as J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 6 in E minor, Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, and Brahms’ Piano Sonata no. 2 in F-sharp minor. In 2016, he performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the Queens College Symphony Orchestra.

Adam enjoys an extensive career as a piano instructor, in addition to his work as Music Director at Grace Baptist Chapel, where he expanded the GBC Choir and formed the GBC Men’s Ensemble. He currently serves on the faculties of Anselmo Academy of Music and the Arts, East-West Music School, and the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College.