Mirsa Adami

Mirsa Adami began her piano studies in Tirana, Albania, with Elsa Veizi and Takuina Adami. She grew up in a family of musicians- her grandmother was an opera singer and her mother a piano professor. From a young age she performed with several orchestras and gave many recitals throughout her home country.
In 1991 she moved to the Netherlands to continue her studies, first with Jan Marisse Huizing in Groningen, and later with Jan Wijn at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. In 2000, she graduated cum laude (with honour) as a performing artist. Because of the rich artistic climate in the Netherlands, she decided to stay and work in Amsterdam. Since then she has been with the Dutch National Opera Academy DNOA in Amsterdam and The Hague as répétiteur/coach.

Her wide range of interests has led to a rich portfolio of concerts and activities. Every summer she accompanies emerging talents, especially cellists, at the International Holland Music Sessions and the International Foundation Masterclass Apeldoorn. In the framework of the Masters on Tour series of the International Holland Music Sessions she performed in Amsterdam, Zwolle, Bratislava, Riga, Tallinn and Prague. She has been a regular performer at the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival and has given concerts with instrumentalists and singers. Since many years Mirsa has formed a duo with violinist Cecilia Bernardini, with whom she won the Vriendenkrans Award of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in 2003. She also regularly performs with violinist Birthe Blom. In 2008, Mirsa and Birthe collaborated closely on the thematic programme Variations from the classical period, with works ranging from Corelli’s Folia to Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations.

Mirsa is a member of the Darius Ensemble, which offers the unique combination of voice, flute, cello and piano. The Darius Ensemble was selected for the prestigious concert series Het Debuut for which in 2005-2006 it toured the Dutch concert halls. In 2010 the ensemble performed Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival, which was received with great enthusiasm.

As a soloist, Mirsa had her debut in the Grote Zaal of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in 2004 when she performed Prokofiev’s Piano No. 2 in Tirana, accompanied by the Albanian Radio Orchestra with Russian conductor Leonid Nikolaev. In 2012 she added Concerto No. 3 with the VU Orchestra, conducted by Daan Admiraal. In January 2006, she played Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto Shostakovich’ Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 to her repertoire, performing it on separate occasions with two different Amsterdam string orchestras: Lundi Bleu and Amstelstrijkers.