Adam McMillan

Admin McMillan, Piano

Adam McMillan is a Melbourne-based pianist, performing regularly as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. He has received awards including first prize in the MRC Great Romantics Competition, the Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize and first prize in the Queensland Piano Competition. Adam performs as one half of Duo Piaggio alongside award- winning violinist Kyla Matsuura-Miller. 

Recent performance highlights include duet recitals with Garrick Ohlsson for Musica Viva, Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with Bendigo Symphony Orchestra, Gippsland Fine Music Festival, Australian Digital Concert Hall, Musica Viva Morning Masters series, Queensland International Chamber Music Competition (QICMC), Peninsula Summer Music Festival, Brisbane Baroque Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, and the Australian Showcase at the Sydney International Piano Competition. Adam’s performances have been broadcast on ABC Classic FM, 3MBS, and 4MBS.  

Adam studied at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) with Timothy Young. Prior to studying at ANAM, he attained a Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Jenni Flemming at the Queensland Conservatorium, where he was a recipient of the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, and graduated with First Class Honours and a University Medal. During his studies, Adam also received guidance in masterclasses and lessons from distinguished pianists such as Sir András Schiff, Dame Imogen Cooper, Sir Stephen Hough, and Daniil Trifonov. From 2018-2019, he was the recipient of the Margaret Schofield and Mel & Nina Waters scholarships with Melba Opera Trust.