2012 American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Nominee, Adam Tendler has been celebrated for his uncompromising recital programming, innovative teaching style, unapologetic literary voice, and bold original compositions. Upon his early graduation with distinction from Indiana University School of Music, Tendler started planning his groundbreaking America 88x50 project for which this website once served as a toold - a national tour in which Tendler independently presented free lecture-recitals of modern American music to underserved communities in all fifty-states. He has gone on to perform internationally, direct classical music initiatives across the country, and serve as an announcer and contemporary music liaison for NPR and Pacifica radio stations nationwide
Now based in New York City with listeners across the globe and appearances in some of the country's most exciting venues, Tendler will tour in 2012 with John Cage's complete Sonatas and Interludes (performed from memory) to honor the composer's centenary, and currently serves as the founding director of a daily live music series at Soho House New York. He has a protest piece for school band commissioned for a performance later in the year, a recital-theatre work titled "things i've never done in public" premiering in the spring, a touring AIDS benefit recital, "Night Thoughts," featuring dedications by modern American composers including Ned Rorem and David Lang, and is in the process of publishing a memoir about coming-out and coming-of-age during the America 88x50 tour, the development of which you can follow at his blog, www.dissonantstates.com.