James Adler is a Yamaha artist who “can create whatever type of music he wants at the keyboard” (Chicago Sun-Times) and a composer who writes “with uncommon imagination” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

Posted: Jan-28-2020
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The 2023 Global Music Awards has awarded James Adler with its Silver Medal for his CD "That Star in the Picture"

Posted: Sep-30-2023
Latest Recording

Composer James Adler calls this recording a celebration — a celebration of his love for composing musical theater and art songs. Performed by a stellar group of singers from both the musical theater and classical art song world, the songs underscore Adler's affinity for putting the spoken word to music. Known as a renowned pianist as well as a composer, Adler has performed across the U.S. as well as internationally. Sung by cabaret singer Shana Farr, Broadway stars Michael Buchanan, Kennedy Kanagawa, and Perry Sook, Metropolitan Opera star Victoria Livengood, and classically trained Elizaveta Ulakhovich, this stellar group brings these songs to life.

Posted: Jun-2-2023
Latest Acclaim

Noted composer, pianist, and teacher James Adler was at the Yamaha for Sergei Rachmaninoff’s explosive and emotional Piano Concerto Number Two in C minor, Opus 18 (1901), and tugged at our heartstrings from the first Moderato movement onward. Adler’s playing in the opening was so vehement that it left him with a bleeding finger and the piano with bloodied keys. After a brief, necessary pause, he and QUO resumed, to give a moving, nocturne-liked Adagio sostenuto, punctuated with the soloist’s virtuoso account of the Più animato cadenza, and compellingly conveyed the sweep and yearning of its best-known theme, in the Allegro scherzando finale.

Posted: Apr-29-2022
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Posted: Apr-28-2023