Welcome to the website of pianist, composer and conductor Adam Swayne.
Adam Swayne - Photography by Anthony Hunt
Adam Swayne – Photography by Anthony Hunt

A versatile and eclectic musician, Adam studied at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music before completing his doctorate as a Fulbright Scholar in the U.S.A. His principal teachers were Ursula Oppens, John Gough and John Casken.

Through regular concert appearances, commissions for new pieces, pioneering research and educational work, he continues to create and present new and challenging music for all kinds of people.

Adam Swayne is Head of Chamber Music and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester, Pianist and Programme Director for the Riot Ensemble and Piano Tutor at the Junior Royal Academy of Music.

He has been described by The Times as a pianist of formidable technique and high intelligence and by the Evening Standard as an ideal blend of panache and subtlety’.



Live from the CoMA International Festival of Contemporary Music at the University of Bangor, Adam performs ‘Count Me In’, a theatrical work for piano and electronics composed for him by Dr Kevin Malone of the University of Manchester in 2005. Video by Chris Adams.